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

De'vID de.vid.jonpin at gmail.com
Mon Jul 22 23:30:45 PDT 2019

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 ---

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