[tlhIngan Hol] differentiating between fruit and vegetable

Will Martin willmartin2 at mac.com
Mon Feb 8 07:34:49 PST 2021

Good point. Maybe instead of separating fruits from vegetables, Klingons separate food that can eat you from food that just sits there, waiting passively to be eaten; food you have to fight for, vs. the Klingon equivalent of “fast food”, meaning that it’s less nutritious, less interesting, and less enjoyable, but more convenient, efficient, or distracting from other activities.

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> On Feb 8, 2021, at 9:58 AM, Steven Boozer <sboozer at uchicago.edu> wrote:
> That was my point, actually:  There aren't any Terran vegetables identified.  If we attach any "in universe" meaning to the sources of these words, it appears that Klingons haven't had the need to name any Terran vegetables, perhaps because they don't notice or eat them.  Or because alien fruit is more colorful, eye-catching and exotic.  It was something worth pointing out.
> Voragh
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Lieven L. Litaer
> Am 05.02.2021 um 22:18 schrieb Steven Boozer:
>> Oddly enough, when {naH} was appended to the names of Terran foods in "Talk Now! Klingon", they all referred to fruit, not vegetables:
> This might be because there are no Terran vegetables named at all.
>> Did I miss one?
> You can find the TalkNow words on the Klingon wiki:
> http://klingon.wiki/En/TalkNow
> A list of food words is here. It includes a list of food name + appositions for comparison:
> http://klingon.wiki/En/FoodVocabulary
> While checking this, I noticed that we really do not have many terran vegetable words.
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