[tlhIngan Hol] Look what the vIghro' (or layyan, or taygher, or jeghwar) brought in.

De'vID de.vid.jonpin at gmail.com
Tue Nov 22 23:58:11 PST 2022

On Wed, Nov 23, 2022 at 3:47 AM James Landau via tlhIngan-Hol <
tlhingan-hol at lists.kli.org> wrote:

> jva (confused prisoner) -- Jean Valjean?

I've long suspected that Jean Valjean was an element in the origin of {jav}
"six" to begin with. My guess is that when Dr. Okrand was trying to come up
with a word for "six", the TV show "The Prisoner" came to mind, but he
couldn't turn that directly into a Klingon word. But "prisoner" brought up
the association with Jean Valjean (JV), hence {jav}. The later slang usage
of {jav} "prisoner" might've been a glimpse into this creation process.

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