[tlhIngan Hol] Klingon Word of the Day: Hamburgh

Steven Boozer sboozer at uchicago.edu
Fri Oct 11 12:14:45 PDT 2019

Thanks for adding {pa'logh} "past, the past (as a whole)".  I found another possible pun in my notes:  {jIH} "I, me" (from German *Ich*)?


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From: nIqolay Q

On Fri, Oct 11, 2019, 11:16 AM Steven Boozer <...> 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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