[tlhIngan Hol] Klingon Word of the Day: Dung
sustel at trimboli.name
Wed May 6 09:22:36 PDT 2020
On 5/6/2020 12:05 PM, Will Martin wrote:
> This is one of the first Klingon words I memorized. I thought that
> bird dung that drops on me is still dung when it’s above me, but if I
> toss a coin and it hits the pavement and makes the noise “bing”, it
> doesn’t matter how high I toss the coin. It doesn’t “bing” until it’s
> below me.
These words are one of those linguistic jokes in Klingon. In English,
front vowels tend to represent /up/ while back vowels tend to represent
/down./ They're even called /high/ pitch and /low/ pitch. In Klingon,
this is reversed.
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