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

SuStel sustel at trimboli.name
Wed May 1 10:44:31 PDT 2019

On 5/1/2019 1:38 PM, Steven Boozer wrote:
> De’vID:
> > "Drak doo" could be some kind of Klingon dialect for {DaH yIDIl}.
> At the time I thought this was meant to be Paramount Hol for “Bon 
> appetit!”
> In “Conversational Klingon” though, after bringing the hapless Terran 
> tourist to Kronos “dinner number three” (qagh and pipius claw), the 
> waitress told him:
> *  yISop*,*tera'ngan*
>   Bon appetit, Terran. ["Eat (it), Terran!"] CK
I take the *yISop / */bon appetit/ of /CK/ to be a bit of tourist humor. 
The Klingon is saying /Eat!/ as in, "I brought you this food, now you 
better eat it!" The translation is trying to make it sound polite, 
something a tourist would hear in a high-class restaurant on Earth.

So the Klingon chef in DS9 could be saying anything. There's nothing 
saying it isn't the actual Klingon equivalent of /bon appetit,/ though 
it could just as easily mean "Next customer!"


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