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

De'vID de.vid.jonpin at gmail.com
Wed Jul 24 23:37:35 PDT 2019

On Thu, 25 Jul 2019 at 08:33, De'vID <de.vid.jonpin at gmail.com> wrote:

> On Wed, 24 Jul 2019 at 17:03, nIqolay Q <niqolay0 at gmail.com> wrote:
>> On Mon, Jul 22, 2019 at 8:30 AM De'vID <de.vid.jonpin at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> * What does *{roSqa'} mean in {roSqa'QeD}, if anything?
>> I've heard that an old archeology trick for telling bone from stone is to
>> lick it, since fossil bone is more porous and will stick to your wet tongue
>> a bit. Klingon archeologists are obviously more rigorous when they apply
>> this test, and require licking it again (*roSqa'*) to get two data
>> points.
> The out-of-universe origin might be a reference to Marton Roska, a pioneer
> of scientific archeology:
> https://hu.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roska_Márton
> https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Șanțul_Mare

But maybe that's too obscure? I was also thinking something to do with the
Rosetta stone, which connects archaeology to linguistics (which might
appeal to Okrand given his background), but can't work out what the {qa'}
would mean in that case.

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