[tlhIngan Hol] Klingon Word of the Day: Hamburgh

nIqolay Q niqolay0 at gmail.com
Fri Oct 11 08:53:34 PDT 2019

On Fri, Oct 11, 2019, 11:16 AM Steven Boozer <sboozer at uchicago.edu> wrote:

> What about German or Germany-related puns?  People have suggested:
> DaS                     boot (n)
> HanDI'                          cell (n)
> nIyma'                          phantom,  apparition (n)
> Such                    visit (v)
> ya                      tactical officer (n)
> Any others?

{pa'logh} "the past" is a pun on the German word "damals", which means
something like "back then". "Da" is also German for "there", and "-mal" is
used in German to talk about doing something X number of times ("zweimal" =
"two times, twice" etc.) So "there" + "times" in Klingon is {pa'} + {-logh}
= {pa'logh}.

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