[tlhIngan Hol] additional new word: tanje'rIn

De'vID de.vid.jonpin at gmail.com
Tue Nov 26 02:26:08 PST 2019

On Mon, 18 Nov 2019 at 19:32, Lieven L. Litaer <levinius at gmx.de> wrote:

> Am 18.11.2019 um 19:21 schrieb Jackson Bradley:
> > To be clear: did he say /tanje'rIn/ or /tanje'rIn naH/?
> According to Qov's story, he said {tanje'rIn}.

She affirmed to me that {tera' tanje'rIn} is wrong and that she recalls
Okrand said {tanje'rIn} and not {tanje'rIn naH}. Zrajm who was also there
confirms {tera' tanje'rIn} is wrong but is not sure whether {naH} was there
or not.

> I mean, what would be the difference between {tanje'rIn} and {tanje'rIn
> naH}? Just my opinion, of course.

It's the difference between a fruit being viewed as being foreign and being
assimilated as a native food item. {tanje'rIn naH} sounds like something
you see off-world or only in ethnically Terran neighbourhoods or
specialised stores in the Klingon empire. {tanje'rIn} sounds like you could
buy it at your local grocer in {veng wa'DIch} and maybe even grown locally
in a greenhouse with Terran atmosphere. (Incidentally, the name "tangerine"
originally indicated it as a fruit coming from Tangier, Morocco.)

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