[tlhIngan Hol] Klingon Word of the Day: 'evta'

Steven Boozer sboozer at uchicago.edu
Wed May 16 09:11:14 PDT 2018


-----Original Message-----
> Klingon word: 'evta'
> Part of speech: noun
> Definition: animal similar to a newt or salamander
> Source: qep'a' 24  [2017]

Voragh: 
> I suspect {'evta'} a pun, but I can't see it.

De'vID:
> An "eft" is a baby newt. :-)

Jeremy Silver:
> The OED tells me the origin of the word newt is from the Middle English
> "an ewt" (ewt from the Old English "efeta"), "Eft" a dialect term for newt,
> or a zoological term for its juvenile form is also derived from the OE term.

Thanks.  I was thinking it had something to do with {'ev} "area northwestward", {ta'} "deed" and/or {ta'} "emperor".

--Voragh


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