[tlhIngan Hol] New words from qep'a' cha'maH vaghDIch

Ed Bailey bellerophon.modeler at gmail.com
Fri Jul 27 20:12:57 PDT 2018


On Fri, Jul 27, 2018 at 8:46 PM, qurgh lungqIj <qurgh at wizage.net> wrote:

> On Fri, Jul 27, 2018 at 8:15 PM, Ed Bailey <bellerophon.modeler at gmail.com>
> wrote:
>
>>
>> BTW, the explanation of this word makes me question whether Kermit the
>> Frog would be described as {qo'rob}. Or perhaps, if the word means one
>> state under the control of another, Klingons would make the same
>> metaphorical connection, only in reverse.
>>
>
> He wouldn't be. A few lines further down is:
>
> *SIrgh raghghan*     puppet (n)
>                (literally “string doll”, the doll that is used in
> performances)
>
> At the qep'a' I had a conversation about whether {naQ raghghan} would also
> be understood as a type of puppet.
>
> qurgh
>

So I'm thinking the *SIrgh* in *SIrgh raghghan* must refer to the strings
that control a marionette. Wouldn't Kermit be a *ghop raghghan* then?

~mIp'av
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