[tlhIngan Hol] Klingon Word of the Day: SupDIng

Will Martin willmartin2 at mac.com
Sat Mar 27 07:08:29 PDT 2021

People who don’t know the language but think it’s funny and skim an intro tend to walk up and wave at you with a Vulcan “Live long and prosper” finger split and say something like “Kaplaaah, Dude!” 

They think it’s the Klingon equivalent of the Italian “Ciao”. You say it for “hello”. You say it for “goodbye”. They are clueless that it actually means “Success!” and is appropriate for times when a zealot alludes to a mission you and they have in common and imply {maQapjaj!} They think it’s something closer to “Howdy” or “Tatah for now”.

I’m sure Okrand gets a lot of that.

So, “Hi”.

charghwI’ ‘utlh
(ghaH, ghaH, -Daj)

> On Mar 27, 2021, at 8:34 AM, De'vID <de.vid.jonpin at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Sat., Mar. 27, 2021, 09:43 Will Martin, <willmartin2 at mac.com <mailto:willmartin2 at mac.com>> wrote:
> I was led there by seeing {QaplaStep} as “Hi, Step”, 
> How does {Qapla} turn into "hi"?
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