[tlhIngan Hol] Klingon Word of the Day: tlhapragh

qurgh lungqIj qurgh at wizage.net
Wed Sep 5 10:53:28 PDT 2018


On Wed, Sep 5, 2018 at 10:21 AM, nIqolay Q <niqolay0 at gmail.com> wrote:

> On Wed, Sep 5, 2018 at 10:06 AM, Steven Boozer <sboozer at uchicago.edu>
> wrote:
>
>> PUN:
>>  "Bobby Pickett's classic novelty song Monster Mash was released in 1962
>> on Garpax Records. {tlhapragh} backwards is {gharpatlh}, which is almost a
>> transliteration of Garpax. I say 'almost' because 'x' is usually
>> transliterated as {Q}, not {tlh}. Maybe Okrand wanted to mix it up a
>> little." (nIqolay Q, 12/12/2017)
>
>
> I later remembered that "x" is the "xifan hol" character for {tlh}. boQwI'
> (which I'm pretty sure MO uses) has it as an option to make searches easier
> to type on a phone, giving MO a powerful new technique for making puns.
>

Marc uses an iPhone, which didn't have a version of boQwI' in 2017, so he
was probably using Hol 'ampaS at the time.

Not saying the pun idea is wrong though. :)

qurgh
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