[tlhIngan Hol] expressing goddess

De'vID de.vid.jonpin at gmail.com
Wed Apr 14 14:31:41 PDT 2021

On Wed, 14 Apr 2021 at 17:17, Steven Boozer <sboozer at uchicago.edu> wrote:

> AFAIK Okrand has never provided an official spelling, but see {ghIntaq}
> “battle spear” which may well be a metaphor for the person.

In the glossary to K.R.A. DeCandido's "A Burning House", on p.393, it says:

"{ghIntaq}. A type of spear with a wooden haft and a curved, two-bladed
metal point. Also the name given to a person who serves as a close and
trusted adviser to a House. It is possible that the latter usage evolved
from the first, with the adviser being analogized to a House head's trusted
weapon. Sometimes Anglicized as gin'tak. [Spear first seen in "Birthright
Part 2" (TNG); adviser first referenced in "Firstborn" (TNG).]"

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