[tlhIngan Hol] Some more from Maltz

qurgh lungqIj qurgh at wizage.net
Mon Jan 1 13:58:29 PST 2018


Religious prophets tend to come with a message from a divine source, and
then speaks on a deities behalf. Klingons killed their deities, so they
probably don't think they can send messages anymore. :D

Secular prophets tend to come with a message based on knowledge and
experience. Someone who somehow accurately knows when economic bubbles will
pop before they do might be considered a prophet. A Klingon general that
has the knack of knowing exactly when and where a enemy is attacking might
be considered one too.

Lieven, did we get a word for "prophet" and I missed it?

qurgh


On Mon, Jan 1, 2018 at 4:34 PM, Michael Roney, Jr. <nahqun at gmail.com> wrote:

> Okay, so, I'm missing how this different from a religious prophet.
>
> I'd assume that, with context, one could refer to both Moses and a fortune
> teller.
>
> Or is there a connotation or denotation that specifically prohibits this
> word from being used to refer to a religious figure?
>
>
>
> ~Michael Roney, Jr.
> Sent from my Palm Prē
>
> -------- Original message --------
> From: Lieven <levinius at gmx.de>
> Date: 1/1/18 16:28 (GMT-05:00)
> To: tlhingan-hol at kli.org
> Subject: [tlhIngan Hol] Some more from Maltz
>
> Here is some information from Maltz that I can forward with NO SPOILERS
> concerning the coming episodes of ST:Discovery:
>
> Okrand suggested a way to say "polite" in Klingon, using {DochHa'}. For
> the glossary, he added:
> -------------------------
> "be polite" is okay. Also "be civil, courteous." Very un-Klingon!
> -------------------------
>
> Next, we talked about a "prophet". Not the religious person like Jesus
> or Mohammed, but more some kind of a person who seems to be able to see
> or know things that others can't.
>
> Okrand forwarded this from Maltz:
>
> -------------------------
> This is a {tuch rItwI'} (or, if the context is clear, {rItwI'} for
> short).  {tuch rIt} means "to prophesize, see the future, know the
> future."  For Klingons, the "prophet" is able to "summon" the future
> somehow.
> -------------------------
>
>
> --
> Lieven L. Litaer
> aka the "Klingon Teacher from Germany"
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