[tlhIngan Hol] mu' chu': 'aS 'IDnar pIn'a' Dun

Felix Malmenbeck felixm at kth.se
Mon Apr 20 08:01:24 PDT 2020

Thank you for sharing; some interesting ones, there!

Rubies and emeralds could potentially be of interest when {Doq/SuD; X rur.} to describe the color of something. It's worth noting that there is a certain span of colors that rubies and emeralds can take, though, so be mindful that a Klingon might not imagine the exact same color as we do if you say {Doq; nIb DItlhon.} or {SuD; nIb patmor.}.

A while back, I asked a question on the conworlding Stack Exchange about whether or not we would expect to find well-known gemstones on other Earth-like planets, specifically because I was thinking about whether or not it would be of interest to ask about their Klingon names. There were some interesting answers:


It does seem likely - or at least not incredibly _un_likely* - that the cardinal gems would be found in some quantity, as their formation is quite simple.

However, their abundance and categorization might differ, since the same mineral can take a range of colors (for example, rubies and sapphires are both varieties of corundum), and conversely two different may have similar features (for example, I wouldn't be able to tell ruby from red beryl).


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One thing I like lately is how MO has been providing new verbs which seem to be related to existing nouns, giving a sense of some deeper historical etymology. ({rutlh} = "wheel" and "be round", for instance.) {QIn} "inject" might be another example, since it's homophonous with the word for "spearhead", both of which involve sticking a pointy thing into something else.

Also, this seems to be acknowledgement of the word {ngIS}, which was coined for a Klingon novel but wasn't canon.

{mu' chu' loScha'mey:}
{DItlhon} = "dixon" in the xifan hol transcription system. In the holodeck scene of "Star Trek: First Contact", Ruby is the name of one of Dixon Hill's lady friends.
{patmor} = Beryl Patmore is a character on Downton Abbey. Emerald is a variety of the mineral beryl.

On Sun, Apr 19, 2020 at 6:46 PM Jackson Bradley <j.monroe.bradley at gmail.com<mailto:j.monroe.bradley at gmail.com>> wrote:
Hello everyone!

Earlier I uploaded a video in which I presented some new words that I received for a recent translation. I've put the glosses and some notes onto the Klingon Wiki, so be sure to check that page out!


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