[tlhIngan Hol] Klingon Word of the Day: tlhIn

Lieven L. Litaer levinius at gmx.de
Wed Mar 28 01:08:29 PDT 2018

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}.

> Aside: How is the randomisation for KWOTD done? It seems to be 
> disproportionately "newer words", rather than uniformly random.

I noticed that too. It may be a technical error, but on the other hand, 
TKD+KGT has roughly 2000 words, and after that we got about 1000 new 
words, so maybe even when doing randomization, every third word is "new".

Lieven L. Litaer
aka the "Klingon Teacher from Germany"

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