[tlhIngan Hol] Klingon Word of the Day: yItlhHa'

Steven Boozer sboozer at uchicago.edu
Tue Mar 26 12:29:45 PDT 2019

Although it’s been an interesting discussion I’ve lost track of this thread and don’t remember if it’s been mentioned, but surely this isn’t an example of “undo” but rather “do wrongly”.  {yItlhHa’} to be insufficiently strict - that is to “be strict wrongly” - is to be lenient and/or indulgent by Klingon warrior standards:  i.e. “Spare the painstik, spoil the child!”


From: nIqolay Q

I wonder about the use of {-Ha'} here, since it's possible to be lenient or indulgent without having been strict first. Could the use of the {-Ha'} imply that, to the Klingon mindset, everyone is strict by default, and leniency is an undoing of that state?

On Sat, Mar 16, 2019 at 11:00 AM Klingon Word of the Day <kwotd at wizage.net<mailto:kwotd at wizage.net>> wrote:
Klingon Word of the Day for Saturday, March 16, 2019

Klingon word: yItlhHa'
Part of speech: verb
Definition: lenient, indulgent
Source: The Little Prince

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