[tlhIngan Hol] tlhIngan Hol vs Qo'noS Hol

Steven Boozer sboozer at uchicago.edu
Wed Sep 23 08:38:24 PDT 2020


Since this was originally a question from mayqel, I should have added Constantinople (Constantine), Athens (Athena), and Alexandria (Alexander the Great) -- still known in Arabic as *al-ʾIskandariyyah* الإسكندرية‎ .

Voragh
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From: tlhIngan-Hol <tlhingan-hol-bounces at lists.kli.org> On Behalf Of Steven Boozer
Sent: Wednesday, September 23, 2020 10:20 AM
We know there is a {tlhIng yoS} Klingon District:

(STEnc. [1994]):  A district or city on the Klingon Homeworld. The renegade Korris spoke disparagingly of “the traitors of Kling.” (TNG “Heart of Glory”) At the time the episode was written, *Kling* was intended as the name of the Klingon homeworld. Once the episode was filmed, it was realized that the name sounded pretty silly, so later scripts simply referred to “the Homeworld.” The Homeworld was finally given a name in ST6, when it was called {Qo'noS}, pronounced *Kronos*.

SuStel is right:  We don’t know who or what *Kling* is.  Some places on Earth are named after culture heroes:  e.g. Ciudad Juarez, Ho Chi Minh City, Washington D.C., Leningrad/St. Petersburg, San Francisco, St. Louis.

Any confirmed examples from Trek?  I can only think of Sherman’s Planet {SermanyuQ}.

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Voragh
Ca'Non Master of the Klingons

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From: tlhIngan-Hol <tlhingan-hol-bounces at lists.kli.org<mailto:tlhingan-hol-bounces at lists.kli.org>> On Behalf Of SuStel
Sent: Wednesday, September 23, 2020 7:59 AM
On 9/23/2020 8:25 AM, mayqel qunen'oS wrote:
qaStaHvIS jajmeyvam, QIn tlhegh pImDaq, {-ngan} mojaq rIchlu'. 'ej QInmeyvam vIlaDtaHvIS, vay' vItlhojpu'.

majatlh < 'elaDya' Hol, 'Italya' Hol, maSIr Hol, latlh je >. 'ej Sep bIH 'elaDya''e' 'Italya''e', maSIr'e' je. nuv bIHbe'ba'.

'a Sep Delbe' {tlhIngan} mu'; nuv Del.. vaj qatlh < tlhIngan Hol > majatlh, 'ej qatlh < Qo'noS Hol > majatlhbe' ?

That all depends on the etymology of the word tlhIngan, which we don't know.

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SuStel

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