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

Lieven L. Litaer levinius at gmx.de
Thu Apr 23 06:58:10 PDT 2020

Am 23.04.2020 um 15:38 schrieb mayqel qunen'oS:
> If {chop} is to be used for humans kissing, then how will we say that a
> human has a "biting fetish" ???
> The "fetish" I know how to say; it's the "biting" that's the problem.

I think that biting still is part of the word, it does not literally
mean "kiss". Okrand wrote "There's no straightforward, simple Klingon
word for "(human-style) kiss." and : "A non-standard, slangy expression
for this is 'ep. "

So I see the best way to talk about humang kissing is 'ep.

I think if you wish to put some emphasis on the enjoyment of "biting",
you could say {chopchu'} which fortifies the idea of chop, instead of
just {loQ chop}, which okrand suggested for kissing his first phrase.

But if we stay in the game, it's really hard for a Klingon to talk bout
such a fetish because he might say "That terran enjoys to {chop}? What's
the deal? Don't we all enjoy that?" ;-)

Lieven L. Litaer
aka the "Klingon Teacher from Germany"

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