[tlhIngan Hol] differentiating between fruit and vegetable
willmartin2 at mac.com
Tue Feb 2 08:44:00 PST 2021
Then there’s the cultural dodge:
ram Soj Daparbogh. qaje’DI’, yISopqang pagh yIghungtaH ‘ej yIbepQo'!
rInpa’ bomnIS be’’a’ pI’.
> On Feb 2, 2021, at 10:43 AM, SuStel <sustel at trimboli.name> wrote:
> On 2/2/2021 9:17 AM, mayqel qunen'oS wrote:
>> There's this alien..
>> She loves fruits (apples, oranges, strawberries, bananas, etc..), but she hates vegetables (lettuces, cauliflowers, broccoli, cabbages, etc..).
>> maj. And now I ask.
>> Since we have just one word for both "fruit" *and* "vegetable", how in the glorious name of qeylIS the unforgettable are we supposed to say "the alien loves fruits, but hates vegetables"?
> A botanist would say that a fruit is a seed-bearing part of a plant that develops from the ovary of a flowering plant, while a vegetable is any other part of a plant. Now all you need is the Klingon word for ovary. Good luck.
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