[tlhIngan Hol] How would you express "root of a tree" ?

De'vID de.vid.jonpin at gmail.com
Sat Jul 13 12:27:07 PDT 2019

Does anyone else on the mailing list have any reservation about using
{ghargh} to mean "serpent"?

On Sat, 13 Jul 2019 at 11:56, mayqel qunen'oS <mihkoun at gmail.com> wrote:

> De'vID:
> > AFAIK, {ghargh} has never been used to mean "serpent" in canon, either.
> Does that mean you'll never use it that
> > way even if you needed a word for "serpent", until it's used that way in
> canon?
> This is something which has troubled me in the past; I've thought of
> writing about it in this list, but eventually more important questions
> came up, so I forgot.
> What I've decided to do, is in case I'm writing something important,
> I'd say something like {ghargh vIleghpu'; wam rur}.

Why? What reason is there to believe that the "serpent" in the definition
of {ghargh} means anything other than that a serpent would be referred to
generically as a {ghargh} in Klingon?

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