[tlhIngan Hol] tlhIngan-Hol Digest, Vol 63, Issue 9

James Landau savegraduation at yahoo.com
Mon Aug 30 19:21:08 PDT 2021

 >Date: Mon, 9 Aug 2021 09:08:09 +0200
>From: "Lieven L. Litaer" <levinius at gmx.de>
>To: tlhingan-hol at kli.org
>Subject: Re: [tlhIngan Hol] Klingon word for oil
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>> On Mon, 9 Aug 2021 at 04:09, James Landau <savegraduation at yahoo.com
>> <mailto:savegraduation at yahoo.com>> wrote:
>>    Well, I finally came up with something . . .
>>   nagh nIn
>>    rock fuel
>>    It's a calque of the Latin "petroleum".
>That might what it's called in Latin, but I would not get that when I
>read it.
>{nagh nIn} is just like "Rock fuel" and sounds like either fuel to fire
>rocks, or fuel made of rocks.
>Perhaps a better approach is from a technical point of view, saying {nIn
>tlhol}  "unprocessed fuel".
I've finally got a good name for it:
watrIn nInlubricant fuel
The suggestion of *watrIn* was a good idea. And *watrIn nIn* even rhymes!
So we get:
'avghanIStanDaq watrIn nIn noH ghob George way Bush
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