[tlhIngan Hol] How do we say spring and autumn ?

Lieven L. Litaer levinius at gmx.de
Thu May 2 09:17:32 PDT 2019

Am 02.05.2019 um 18:03 schrieb mayqel qunen'oS:
> But how do we say spring and autumn ?

Of course, the short answer is: we don't know.

But since I know you do not like that answer, I'll go into a longer
answer. :-)

There are several ways to express that concept. The first one of course
would be based on the temperature, which we have {bIr} and {tuj}. So You
could say something like {tujchoHbogh qImroq} and {bIrchoHbogh qImroq},
seasons who are getting cold/warm.

One other way is to go and use the verbs for precede and follow, and
call spring the before-summer and fall the before-winter, but that will
start the discussion if fall counts as late summer or early winter.

Next, if you stick to earth rhythms, you could simply name spring as
{qImroq wa'DIch}, but again that's very Earth focused, and being very
strict, the year starts with winter, so even that is not so clear.

So to say it as general as possible, I would try to describe the season
regarding to what happens, even a little peotic: {ghub qImroq} "season
of buds", {'InSong qImroq} "season of flowers", {por QaD qImroq} "dry
leaf season", {chuch qImroq} "ice season".

But who knows, maybe Klingons connect their season to celestial objects,
or maybe they even have only two seasons?

Alls of these are only suggestions, of course.

Lieven L. Litaer
aka the "Klingon Teacher from Germany"

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