[tlhIngan Hol] New Words and Grammar Points from qep'a' cha'maH javDIch

DloraH seruq at bellsouth.net
Tue Jul 23 15:14:30 PDT 2019


On Tue, 23 Jul 2019 08:30:45 +0200
"De'vID" <de.vid.jonpin at gmail.com> wrote:

> On Mon, 22 Jul 2019 at 15:33, nIqolay Q <niqolay0 at gmail.com> wrote:
> 
> > majQa'Qa'! mu' qengHoD law' wIHevpu'!
> >
> > DISvam law' mu' qIDmey QaQ.
> >
> > On Mon, Jul 22, 2019 at 8:30 AM De'vID <de.vid.jonpin at gmail.com>
> > wrote:
> >
> >> * If {qalmuS} means "color", how is this reconciled with the note
> >> on KGT p.81 that Klingons have no noun for "color"?
> >>
> >
> > Maybe it's reserved for scientific usage, not art. Or perhaps it
> > only started to be used in the past twenty years since KGT came out.
> >
> 
> It's obviously a reference to Natalie and Herbert Kalmus. Maybe it's
> only used for colour in motion pictures.
> 
> Here's the relevant contradiction from KGT:
> 
> --- begin quote KGT p.81 ---
> Compared to Federation Standard, Klingon terminology associated with
> colors is rather limited. First of all, there is no noun meaning
> "color". There is, however, a verb, {nguv}, which means something
> like "be dyed, stained, tinted," though it is seldom used except in
> the phrase {chay' nguv} ("How is [it] tinted?") or when suffixed with
> {-moH} ("cause") in the form {nguvmoH} ("dye, tint, stain"; that is,
> "cause to be dyed," etc.) -- for example, {ret'aq nguvmoH} ("He/she
> stains the knife handle"). --- end quote ---
> 

Or, we caught Maltz lying.  He is a prisoner, after all.
How much of the language is Maltz lying about?


- DloraH


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