[tlhIngan Hol] Klingon Word of the Day: targho'nI'

De'vID de.vid.jonpin at gmail.com
Thu May 20 09:07:16 PDT 2021

On Thu, 20 May 2021 at 17:34, Steven Boozer <sboozer at uchicago.edu> wrote:

> Klingon word:   targho'nI'
> Part of speech:         noun
> Definition:     tungsten
> Source:         qepHom 2020
> _______________________________________________
> AFAIK never used in a sentence.
> (qepHom 2020):  Here's another element that seems to have something to do
> with poison ({tar}), though Maltz didn't know what {gho'nI'} might mean. He
> said he'd never noticed a connection between poison and some elements
> before and doesn't know what to make of it. Did Klingons at some point use
> uranium and/or tungsten to make poison?

Tungsten is also known as wolfram, which comes from German "Wolf" ({targh})
+ "Rahm" ({'o'nI'}).

(I guess that answers the question of which Earth animal Dr. Okrand thinks
the targ is closest to.)

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