[tlhIngan Hol] expressing "the nerve of this guy"

De'vID de.vid.jonpin at gmail.com
Wed Jul 14 21:56:12 PDT 2021

On Wed, 14 Jul 2021 at 15:22, SuStel <sustel at trimboli.name> wrote:

> I'm not exactly sure how everyone has decided that Klingons view
> *qajunpaQ* as necessarily positive. We're told it fairly clearly about
> *butlh* in TKW. But for *qajunpaQ* it seems to me to be pretty much an
> exact correspondence to the idiomatic sense of *nerve,* neutral without
> context. The only special connotation we're told about *qajunpaQ* is that
> it implies a surprising or reckless kind of courage that the neutral
> *toDuj* does not.

Given that Kang "almost killed Curzon that day" for the latter's display of
{qajunpaQ}, it's pretty clearly not necessarily positive from a Klingon
point of view.

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