[tlhIngan Hol] 'elI'jaH

De'vID de.vid.jonpin at gmail.com
Tue Mar 10 23:10:44 PDT 2020


On Tue, 10 Mar 2020 at 19:34, Steven Boozer <sboozer at uchicago.edu> wrote:

> Here's what I have in my notes (some of it from you):
>
> (Qov 8/02/2007):  paqDaq latlh mu' ghaj Okrand 'e' vIlegh.  <'el'I'jaH>
> 'oHlaw'.  'ej "uninvited guest" 'oS.  mu'vetlh maqbejbe'mo' chaq mu'na'
> bIHbe'.
>

Maybe the definition mutated as it was passed along and/or misremembered.
Or maybe Okrand glossed it in slightly different ways to different people.


> ('ISqu' 8/11/2007):  The word Okrand wrote in my notebook during last
> year's qep'a' [i.e. 2006] was spelled {'elI'jaH}.  The English translation,
> written by Lawrence below the Klingon word, was "unexpected visitor".
>
> 'ISqu had a screenshot of her notebook at
> http://muchmich.yolasite.com/hasta.php   [I don't know if it's still
> online; my university's IT Security people have blocked "as a security
> precaution" when I checked it just now.  Proceed at your own risk.]
>

'ISqu''s notebook is the source of the definition in {boQwI'} "unexpected
visitor". Since it was written down presumably immediately or soon after it
was revealed, it seems much more likely to be reliable.

You can still see a photo of the original notebook page here:
http://muchmich.yolasite.com/resources/ElijaH.jpg

-- 
De'vID
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