[tlhIngan Hol] New words from "Kauderwelsch"

De'vID de.vid.jonpin at gmail.com
Fri Sep 20 22:22:20 PDT 2019

On Fri, 20 Sep 2019 at 22:19, nIqolay Q <niqolay0 at gmail.com> wrote:

> If we take {qIvon} to mean "knee" as the writers intended, for instance as
> a variant from Kor's native dialect, Dax's use of it would also emphasize
> that she's Curzon, since someone who didn't know Kor that well might just
> say {qIv}. If we also take {qIvon} as a standard dialect word for a
> possibly-vaguely-naughty body part, as suggested by the way Maltz talks
> about it, it would also emphasize the friendship between Curzon and Kor,
> because making innuendos and double-entendres seems like the sort of thing
> Kor and his warrior buddies would get up to.
> It's also possible that {qIvon} is sometimes used as a sort of bawdy slang
> replacement for {qIv}, because of the phonetic similarity.

Kirk: I was lucky that thing had knees.
Martia: That's not his knee. Not everybody keeps their genitals in the same
place, Captain.

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