[tlhIngan Hol] Klingon Word of the Day: tlhub

Will Martin willmartin2 at mac.com
Fri Jun 5 08:28:27 PDT 2020


Obviously, Maltz thinks there are SOME things that are simply none of our business to know. He might think that humans and Klingon sex don’t share a meaningful context.

Alternatively, for all we know Klingon sex might not involve a climax. It might be more like an endless battle...

… or it could be so intense and brief that there isn’t a boundary between the early stages of sex and a climax. There might not BE any stages of sex before the climax. Since {tlhub} is a word for that part of a story that is different from the rest of the story, it might have nothing to do with sex because sex doesn’t have a part that is different from the rest of sex.

There are many possible explanations for why the word {tlhub} might not be a word applicable to the context of Klingon sex, and Maltz simply doesn’t care to elaborate. We don’t even know that Maltz isn’t an asexual virgin who doesn’t even know many details on the topic.

That’s one of the problems of having just one guy spilling the beans on the language.

charghwI’ vaghnerya’ngan

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> On Jun 5, 2020, at 11:11 AM, nIqolay Q <niqolay0 at gmail.com> wrote:
> 
> On Fri, Jun 5, 2020 at 1:42 AM Lieven L. Litaer <levinius at gmx.de <mailto:levinius at gmx.de>> wrote:
> Am 04.06.2020 um 20:31 schrieb De'vID:
> >     Klingon word: tlhub
> >     Part of speech: noun
> >     Definition: climax
> >     Source: qep'a' 26
> >
> >
> > A note should be added that this is a literary term (height of action in
> > a narrative), and specifically not a sexual one.
> 
> Did Maltz explicitely say that, or is that an assumption because the
> word was requested in context of literature?
> 
> The entry for tlhub is listed on the KLI new words page as:
> 
> tlhub n climax [Height of action in a narrative (not orgasm)]
> 
> For this batch of words, the words in brackets are from Okrand's clarifications. So this is from Maltz.
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