[tlhIngan Hol] Klingon Word of the Day: bIS'ub

SuStel sustel at trimboli.name
Wed Oct 21 19:28:06 PDT 2020

On 10/21/2020 10:04 PM, De'vID wrote:
> On Wed, 21 Oct 2020 at 13:39, De'vID <de.vid.jonpin at gmail.com 
> <mailto:de.vid.jonpin at gmail.com>> wrote:
>     Given that Pyramus and Thisbe are a pair who talk to each other
>     through a wall, I am strongly inclined to believe that {bIS'ub} is
>     some kind of transformation on "Thisbe". (The "isb" is basically
>     there in both words. One just has to explain why the initial "th"
>     became a {b}.)
> In fact, looking at the word as it's written, I'm wondering if it 
> isn't a transcription error, either by Dr. Okrand or somebody else. 
> Lowercase "t" could almost be the same as "b" in handwriting, if one 
> writes the crossbar too short on the left and the loop curves too high 
> on the right. If it had been *{tIS'ub}, there would probably be no 
> doubt that it's a pun on "Thisbe".
> (Does anyone have a printed copy of HolQeD 8:3 to check?)

*bIS'ub* appears twice in the article. It it's a mistake, it's a 
repeated one.


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