[tlhIngan Hol] Maltz about vaccines and vaccination

De'vID de.vid.jonpin at gmail.com
Sun Feb 28 13:38:24 PST 2021

On Sun, 28 Feb 2021 at 18:00, Lieven L. Litaer <levinius at gmx.de> wrote:

> Use of the term {raS'IS} is a holdover from ancient forms of medicine.

I'm not sure if this is just a coincidence or an Okrandian joke, but in
Chinese, the word for vaccine (疫苗 yìmiáo) happens to contain the character
for seedling (苗). The word comes from the transliteration of the English
word "immun(ization)" and has nothing to do with seeds.

(Some vaccines are produced from a master seed bank or using a seed lot
system, so maybe Dr. Okrand was thinking of that.)

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