[tlhIngan Hol] expressing "unguent"

nIqolay Q niqolay0 at gmail.com
Thu Nov 4 12:58:27 PDT 2021

*taS* "solution" was used to translate "suntan lotion" as *DIr QanwI' taS*
for TalkNow!, so I tend to think of *taS* when describing various topical
liquids, goops, and the like. You could try variations like *Hergh taS 'Ir*
"creamy medicinal solution", *'oy'Ha'moHmeH taS jeD* "viscous solution for
soothing" (that is, "for making something un-hurt"), or the like.

On Thu, Nov 4, 2021 at 11:25 AM SuStel <sustel at trimboli.name> wrote:

> On 11/4/2021 11:00 AM, mayqel qunen'oS wrote:
> I'm inclined
> to start using {Hergh qulcher}.
> Odd. The KLI's New Words List doesn't list *qulcher** cream* separately
> from *nIm qulcher taD** ice cream.*
> In English, *cream* by itself might be assumed to be a kind of food, or
> it might refer to any substance of that texture. It really depends on how
> it's used.
> In Klingon, we also have the word *'Ir** be creamy, pasty,* which has the
> note "in the sense of toothpaste. Describes smooth, thick liquids or
> liquid-like things." So the substance you want can definitely be described
> as *'Ir,* and in a pinch you could describe it as *'IrwI'** creamy thing,
> pasty thing.*
> Since the Klingon describes ice cream specifically as *nIm qulcher taD**
> frozen milk ??????,* and since *'Ir* and *qulcher* were given to us in
> the same *qep'a',* I am inclined to believe that *qulcher* can refer to
> any substance with a creamy, pasty texture, not just dairy-based cream. If
> this is correct, then an unguent is a kind of *qulcher.*
> Then there's the pun: the word *qulcher* sounds like *culture,* which is
> what you use to grow things like bacteria. A yogurt culture is the bacteria
> used to make yogurt, and yogurt is creamy, but you usually don't call
> yogurt *cream.*
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