[tlhIngan Hol] color entry at kli.org

nIqolay Q niqolay0 at gmail.com
Fri Aug 30 09:20:51 PDT 2019


On Fri, Aug 30, 2019 at 10:48 AM mayqel qunen'oS <mihkoun at gmail.com> wrote:

> De'vID:
> > But also, we're missing something
>
> About what ?
>

I think De'vID is referring to the fact that KGT claims Klingon has no noun
for "color", and yet we've got one. It's an issue he's mentioned before.

My hypothesis: In the years since KGT was published, appreciation for
Klingon art has increased among off-worlders, who wish to discuss art with
the Klingon artists. However, Klingon artists have found that a lot of
off-worlders, especially artists, use a noun for "color". To facilitate
communication about the arts, Klingon artists have started using a noun for
"color": *qalmuS*. Maybe it was an archaic word that was brought back into
use, like the verb *tlhogh*. Or maybe it was originally an esoteric
scientific word having to do with photon energies or something. Maybe it's
a borrowing from another language. Only Maltz knows for sure.
-------------- next part --------------
An HTML attachment was scrubbed...
URL: <http://lists.kli.org/pipermail/tlhingan-hol-kli.org/attachments/20190830/82bb130c/attachment.html>


More information about the tlhIngan-Hol mailing list