[tlhIngan Hol] expressing cigarette

Steven Boozer sboozer at uchicago.edu
Mon Aug 26 06:18:00 PDT 2019

toba’qo                              tobacco (n) (qep'a' 2018)

(qep'a' 2018):  this is just the Federation Standard word; Maltz has heard the phrase {por pur} “inhale leaf”, which he assumes is shortened from {por tlhIch pur} “inhale leaf smoke”, but he has no idea what kind of {por} “leaf” it might be

nIqolay’s suggestion of {toba’qo naQHom} “tobacco stick” – maybe colloquially {tlhIch naQHom}? - is probably the simplest, as {naqHom} also appears in {tlhagh patat 'oQqar naQHommey} “fries” in Talk Now! Klingon.  OTOH Okrand might just call them {Hut'Inmey}!

Ca'Non Master of the Klingons

From: tlhIngan-Hol <tlhingan-hol-bounces at lists.kli.org> On Behalf Of nIqolay Q

We have a canon transliteration for "tobacco" now. You can use that. {toba'qo naQHom}, or the like.

On Sat, Aug 24, 2019, 8:27 AM mayqel qunen'oS <mihkoun at gmail.com<mailto:mihkoun at gmail.com>> wrote:
Does anyone have any ideas on how to express "cigarette" ?

All I can think of, is {tlhIch gho tut}. But this brings to mind a cylinder of smoke, and not the actual cigarette.
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