[tlhIngan Hol] Klingon Word of the Day: tarDIghaD

Steven Boozer sboozer at uchicago.edu
Mon Nov 4 07:47:23 PST 2019

Klingon Word of the Day for Saturday, November 02, 2019

Klingon word: tarDIghaD
Part of speech: noun
Definition: tardigrade
Source: qepHom 2015 p.14

(qepHom 2015, p.14):  Maltz was once asked for the Klingon word for tardigrade. He never heard of such a thing. He said just to use the Federation Standard word with a Klingon pronunciation: {tarDIghaD}.

FYI:  Tardigrades are microscopic and very resistant micro-animals that resemble eight-legged pandas, thus the nickname "water bears". Tardigrades are tough and can survive — but apparently not reproduce — in the harsh conditions of space.

“Tardigrade: the direction you turn when you decide to head back to your TARDIS" (SuStel, 11/16/2016)

Ca'Non Master of the Klingons

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