[tlhIngan Hol] [The Little Prince] Is {DI'raq} "sheep" new canon?

Jeremy Silver jp.silver at tiscali.co.uk
Sat Sep 1 11:23:18 PDT 2018


On Saturday, 1 September 2018 14:01:17 BST Lieven L. Litaer wrote:
> The prince was asking for a sheep. The used word "sheep" (french
> "mouton") does not imply any gender. When the pilot drew one with horns,
> the prince said "no, that's a ram" - this IS a specific gender, male.
> It's true that this seems to imply that he was expecting a female sheep
> when he asked for a sheep.
> 
> I think that the ambiguity of sheep being used for a female sheep works
> pretty well in Klingon in the first place, as it's using a general term.
> 

I think this is more to do with the structure of the typical herded flock, 
most will be ewes by design, with few or just one ram. Thus the ewe will be 
the typical/usual example of the sheep in the flock, and thus most likely 
expected.





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