[tlhIngan Hol] pseudo-Klingon words from the paq'batlh

Will Martin willmartin2 at mac.com
Tue Jul 2 03:53:01 PDT 2019


Note that in English, we don’t refer to “Jesus, the anointed”. We transliterate names more often than translate them.

So, why should we translate a name in Klingon instead of transliterating it? If he decides to give the name, it will probably be something like *jIySIS QaySet*.

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> On Jul 2, 2019, at 6:24 AM, Luciano Montanaro <mikelima at gmail.com> wrote:
> 
> I don't know about Jesus, but "Christ" comes from some Greek for, er,
> greased. Well "anointed" is probably a better word in this context,
> but in the end, it means oil is applied to someone.
> 
> I thought that would help, but I cannot find a word for oil, the
> closer is {tlhagh}, but it's "animal fat" not nice olive oil. So I
> find myself stuck as well.
> 
> Maybe I will spend one of my points or two to ask for words for
> oil/grease and "to grease"/apply oil.
> In Italian the word for "ungere" is used both in culinary/mechanic
> context, and in the sense of "anoint".
> 
>> On Tue, Jul 2, 2019 at 9:59 AM De'vID <de.vid.jonpin at gmail.com> wrote:
>> 
>> 
>> 
>>> On Tue, 2 Jul 2019 at 11:01, mayqel qunen'oS <mihkoun at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> 
>>> De'vID:
>>>> Maybe someone who is attending the {qep'a'}
>>>> with a copy of the {paq'batlh} can ask him in person.
>>> 
>>> And while he's at it, if he could ask 'oqranD for a Ca'Non
>>> transliteration of *jesus christ*, he would do me a solid. It makes
>>> for a ridiculous translation of the new testament, having to
>>> constantly write *jesus*.
>> 
>> 
>> That seems like a thing which should be coordinated with the members of the Religious Text Translation Project, rather than ask Okrand about:
>> https://www.kli.org/wiki/Religious_Text_Translation_Project
>> 
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