[tlhIngan Hol] Klingon Word of the Day: SIr'o'

Steven Boozer sboozer at uchicago.edu
Thu Mar 8 07:12:23 PST 2018


IIRC, {chuyDaH} appeared in ST3 (1984) to match Christopher Lloyd's mouth saying "thrusters" in English, while {chuy} was revealed later in HolQeD 12.4:8 (2003):

    If one were to {chuy} "sneeze", one would likely eject {'IqnaH} "mucus"
    (or sometimes {'IqnaH QaD} "dry mucus").

It's more likely Okrand was inspired by the onomatopoeia "achoo!", although "sneeze array" certainly makes a useful mnemonic.

--Voragh

-----Original Message-----
From: kechpaja

On Mon, Mar 05, 2018 at 02:46:34PM +0000, Steven Boozer wrote:
> DaH 		array/bank (of weapons, etc.), (n)

Wait... so {chuyDaH} literally means "sneeze array". Which is actually not a bad way to refer to a bunch of thrusters, if you have a sense of humor like Marc's.  

I wonder if that was intentional. 

 - SapIr
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