[tlhIngan Hol] Klingon word for oil

Lieven L. Litaer levinius at gmx.de
Mon Aug 9 00:08:09 PDT 2021

> 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".

Lieven L. Litaer
aka the "Klingon Teacher from Germany"

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