[tlhIngan Hol] Klingon Word of the Day: tellarngan

Steven Boozer sboozer at uchicago.edu
Wed Sep 19 08:14:06 PDT 2018


Klingon word: tellarngan
Part of speech: noun
Definition: Tellarite
Source: qep'a' 24  [2017]
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So far only used in DISCOVERY:

pa' DuD Humanpu', vulqanganpu', tellarnganpu', 'anDorya'nganpu' lamqu' je. 
... where humans, Vulcans, Tellarites, and filthy Andorians mix.  (DSC/Qov? "Battle
  at the Binary Stars")

TREK TRIVIA:
  Tellarites were first seen in TOS "Journey to Babel and appeared in TOS "Whom Gods Destroy" and TOS "The Lights of Zetar".

  The Klingon Judiciary placed a bounty of 9000 darseks for the capture of escaped convict Jonathan Archer, dead or alive, in 2153, which was considered "a fortune" by the Tellarite bounty hunter Skalaar. (ENT "Bounty")

  The Enterprise ferries a Tellarite diplomatic party from Tellar Prime to Babel for a Starfleet sponsored conference with the Andorians. Since Tellarites consider arguing and personal insults de rigueur, Hoshi helped Archer "practice his Tellarite" by mutually insulting each other prior to the Tellarite ambassador's arrival. (ENT "Babel One")

SEE ALSO:
mu'qaD veS  		curse-warfare (n)

*tellar wa'  		Tellar Prime? (GN) 
Cf. {qarDaS wa'} Cardassia Prime, {QI'yoS wa'} Krios Prime, {yaDe'ra' wa'} Yadera Prime -- all from Monopoly.


--
Voragh
Ca'Non Master of the Klingons




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