[tlhIngan Hol] elephant

Felix Malmenbeck felixm at kth.se
Wed Feb 7 09:26:20 PST 2018

> You tell me what an 'er is first, and then
> maybe we can come back to this. :)

Oh, that's easy: An «'er» is something that presumably resembles something that presumably resembles a Tasmanian devil in some way.

«naQ 'er» = "brush devil"
(qurgh, qep'a' 24 New Words, 7/29/2017):   Presumably this is a type of {'er}. "Brush devil" is not a direct translation of {naQ 'er}, and the Klingon words {naQ} and {'er} have nothing to do with brushes or devils. The Federation Standard name was an invention of, probably, the first Federation Standard speaker who saw one of these things and reported about it.
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On 2/7/2018 10:53 AM, Lieven L. Litaer wrote:
Am 07.02.2018 um 16:46 schrieb Felix Malmenbeck:
Isn't the Qa'Hom shown in Star Trek: Klingon a ligonian titmouse (lIghon Qa'Hom), though? It's probably similar to a Kronosian Qa'Hom, but it might differ slightly.

I'm not sure that it IS one, but the accompanying file says:

"little animal (eg, ligonian titmouse)"

"eg" usually stands for "example". I won't try to interpret.

And a "Ligonian titmouse" might just be a Ligonian creature that resembles a Qa'Hom as a cat resembles a vIghro'. There's really no point in trying to pin it down. At least we know something about what a Qa'Hom is. You tell me what an 'er is first, and then maybe we can come back to this. :)

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