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

Steven Boozer sboozer at uchicago.edu
Thu May 20 14:02:59 PDT 2021

A German pun seems appropriate for the qepHom.  De’vID, have either you or Lieven kept a list of German puns in tlhIngan Hol?  I’ve know of a couple but I imagine you both will have noticed more.


On Thu, 20 May 2021 at 17:34, Steven Boozer <sboozer at uchicago.edu<mailto:sboozer at uchicago.edu>> wrote:
Klingon word:         targho'nI'
Part of speech:        noun
Definition:               tungsten
Source:                    qepHom 2020

(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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