[tlhIngan Hol] Klingon Word of the Day: 'e'levan

SuStel sustel at trimboli.name
Wed Feb 7 06:24:32 PST 2018

On 2/7/2018 9:03 AM, mayqel qunenoS wrote:
> > "I think {Qa'Hom} is okay for mouse. And Maltz wasn't aware of
> > any native Klingon elephant-like animal. So go with a Klingon
> > version of Federation Standard. How about {'e'levan}?"  (Lieven <
> > MO, 3/2017)
> Who wrote this ? lieven or 'oqranD ? Is Qa'Hom ca'non for "mouse" ?

It was written by Okrand. It doesn't mean *Qa'Hom* means /mouse;/ it 
means *Qa'Hom* is an acceptable substitute for /mouse,/ like a *vIghro'* 
is not a cat but is close enough to just call it a cat.

But if you encounter a use of the word *Qa'Hom*, you don't necessarily 
have to translate it at all. In the introduction to KCD, Gowron 
complains that "there is no honor in being a /kwahom./" He's not talking 
about mice; he's talking about *Qa'Hommey.*


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