[tlhIngan Hol] Klingon Word of the Day: tlhIn

DloraH seruq at bellsouth.net
Wed Mar 28 04:54:05 PDT 2018


On Wed, 2018-03-28 at 10:08 +0200, Lieven L. Litaer wrote:
> Am 28.03.2018 um 09:48 schrieb De'vID:
> > Does "Klin" mean anything in (John M. Ford's version of) Klingonaase?
> 
> Bot that I know of. It's part of "Klin Zha" and "Klin Zhai", but no more.
> 
> > Many endonyms/autonyms (people's names for themselves) mean something 
> > like "the people" in their own language. I wonder if {tlhIn} and 
> > {tlhIngan} are related (perhaps through {tlhIn-ngan} meaning something 
> > like "inhabitants of our own planet").
> 
> Remember that the Klingons were first situated on a planet named 
> "Kling", but the producers soon rejected that name, being too silly. We 
> still have the {tlhIng yoS}.
> 

The natives of New Zealand are called "Maori".
In the Maori language, "maori" means "normal, usual, ordinary".

White man comes, "who are you?"
Native, "We are the maori people.  Who are you?"



- DloraH




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