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

Jackson Bradley j.monroe.bradley at gmail.com
Mon Apr 20 08:26:03 PDT 2020


Aha! I suspected a Downton Abbey pun in *patmor* but wasn't sure how it was
related.
We had been chatting about Downton Abbey in the string of e-mails in which
he revealed *patmor*.

Le lun. 20 avr. 2020, à 11 h 01, Felix Malmenbeck <felixm at kth.se> a écrit :

> 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:
>
>
>
> https://worldbuilding.stackexchange.com/questions/108397/would-earthlike-planets-in-other-solar-systems-have-well-known-earth-gemstones-s
>
>
> 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).
>
>
> //loghaD
>
>
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> *From:* tlhIngan-Hol <tlhingan-hol-bounces at lists.kli.org> on behalf of
> nIqolay Q <niqolay0 at gmail.com>
> *Sent:* Monday, April 20, 2020 16:42
> *To:* tlhingan-hol at kli.org
> *Cc:* tlhIngan-Hol at lists.kli.org
> *Subject:* Re: [tlhIngan Hol] mu' chu': 'aS 'IDnar pIn'a' Dun
>
> majQa'!
>
> 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> 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!
>>
>> http://klingon.wiki/En/TheWonderfulWizardOfOz
>> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D8eizUIy3b4
>>
>> Best,
>> DeSDu'
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