[tlhIngan Hol] Klingon word for oil
mihkoun at gmail.com
Sun Aug 8 06:38:19 PDT 2021
> How would you say "oil", in the sense of
> petroleum, in Klingon?
I'd use one of the following depending on the occasion:
betgham 'an'or nIn
liquid fossil fuel
bIQSIp ghav je nIn
betgham 'oHbogh bIQSIp ghav je nIn'e'
hydrocarbon fuel which is liquid
Of course the last choice is a rather long construction, but since klingon
is ok with g**damn crap like the constructions one uses for full/crescent
moon, then I'd consider it quite pharisaic for someone to complain..
Anyways, the way to approach a missing word is simple:
You just look up for synonyms in a thesaurus, and/or you look up the word
in a dictionary. Usually, a word missing in the perfect language of
klingon, can be described by ideas taken from its' dictionary definition.
the truth hurts, right?
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