[tlhIngan Hol] If I wrote..

SuStel sustel at trimboli.name
Thu Oct 18 05:39:03 PDT 2018

The issue is a cultural one. Klingons generally consider successfully enduring suffering to be a positive experience.


From: Lieven L. Litaer
Sent: Thursday, October 18, 2018 7:29 AM
To: tlhingan-hol at kli.org
Subject: Re: [tlhIngan Hol] If I wrote..

Am 18.10.2018 um 13:03 schrieb De'vID:
> Why is it negative? {SIQ} has no necessarily negative connotations in 
> Klingon.
> For example, {yIn nI' yISIQ 'ej yIchep!} conveys a positive sentiment.

Yes, and a celebrant of a party or an event is called the {SIQwI'}.

I have the negative connotation from the English gloss "endure, bear", 
which somehow sounds to me like suffering, as in {'oy' DaSIQjaj} "May 
you endure the pain". Using Data's words "enduring physical suffering is 
considered a Klingon spiritual test" (TKW 43)

Tha'Ts why I always considered the word {SIQ} as "live with something 
that's not so pleasant".

I understand that is does not need a negative connotation, I'm just 
explaining why I see it as such.

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