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Re: petaQ, tlhIngan Hol yIghojqu'

Posted: 12 Jan 2020 02:03
by Khemehekis
At https://www.kli.org/chabal/, a few of the members made word request lists for Christmas. Included are a lot of good words that appear on the LCV: "pronoun", "cotton", "sodium", "algae", "edit, revise", "stress, emphasize", "esophagus", "calcium", "marble", "spleen", "pancreas", "absorb". There are also three more recent requests for LCV words: "tap", "be curly", and "plutonium". Check them out and vote up the ones you like!

Re: petaQ, tlhIngan Hol yIghojqu'

Posted: 04 Feb 2020 13:02
by Khemehekis
By a show of hands, how many people here participate in the chabal tetlh word nomination and voting?

Re: petaQ, tlhIngan Hol yIghojqu'

Posted: 31 Mar 2020 03:25
by Khemehekis
Klingon has some new words now as a result of translating the play Hamletmachine. One of them is a nod to the Hebrew alphabet.

https://www.kli.org/about-klingon/new-k ... ords/date/

Re: petaQ, tlhIngan Hol yIghojqu'

Posted: 17 Jun 2020 02:34
by Khemehekis
The Aspies on this board (of which I know of many) might be interested to know that someone at https://www.kli.org/chabal/ has made a request for the stative verb "be autistic/Aspie". If you care to vote it up, I'm just letting you know.

Re: petaQ, tlhIngan Hol yIghojqu'

Posted: 27 Jul 2020 04:12
by Khemehekis
Marc Okrand has revealed 167 new Klingon words at the latest qep'a'!

http://klingon.wiki/En/NewWordsQepa27

Both of my requests made it in. "Disorder, disability, syndrome, condition" became the second-most popular request on the chabal tetlh, and was revealed as HarqIn. This word no doubt honors Tom Harkin, who helped pass the Americans with disabilities Act. "Headphones" can either be DannI' (covers both ears and includes a band across head), or teS HablI' (described as like what Uhura wears). I researched and found out that Dany is a Pakistan-based headphone manufacturer.

None of the words requested in July were included in the update. Apparently, Okrand made his list in June.

We got a number of new chemical elements: aluminum, plutonium, mercury, sodium, titanium, calcium.

Some great puns: monQIv (algae) references Algernon "Algy" Moncrieff of The Importance of Being Earnest. SupDIng (Kronos' equivalent of cotton) is made out of Sup (to jump) and DIng (to spin), as in "Jump down, spin around, pick a bale o' cotton . . ." And ravngI' (furniture) Is Ingvar Kamprad's first name spelt backwards.

A number of other LCV words now have Klingon equivalents: "lawsuit", "to absorb", "esophagus", "mint", "porch", "to be wise", "dollar", "to stress, to emphasize", "seizure (epileptic)", "fair, circus", "oval", "(magic) trick", "scab", "teen, teen-ager, adolescent, youth, young adult", "thyroid", "counter", "lily", "pronoun", "curfew", "protein", "braid", "marble", "to reflect", "gluten", "to be turbulent", "to solve", "date" (as in going out with someone), "vinegar", "athlete", "trapezoid", "parent", "to nod", "sickle", "cream", "adverb(ial)", "to aim", "to be cool", "to tap", "gums", "nightmare", "to blush", "cherry", "pancreas", "common cold", "to be curly", "favor", "to blink", "gland", "Wales", "to be hollow", "to slap", "to be lonely", "RNA", "void", "freckle(s)", "squash/pumpkin", "by the way", "tumor", "drug", "peach/apricot", "dew", "base (alkali)", "spouse", and "spleen".

Thank you, Marc!

Re: petaQ, tlhIngan Hol yIghojqu'

Posted: 17 Aug 2020 23:59
by Khemehekis
Update: The new words have all been added to https://www.frathwiki.com/Klingon/lexicon (plus I got quite a lot of solid words for numbers to add!)

EDIT: This dictionary now has 4,432 entries.

Re: petaQ, tlhIngan Hol yIghojqu'

Posted: 11 Nov 2020 09:54
by Khemehekis

Re: petaQ, tlhIngan Hol yIghojqu'

Posted: 11 Nov 2020 23:07
by eldin raigmore
In the webcomic “Freefall”, one of the characters says “‘What’s Opera, Doc?’ sounds so much better in Klingon.”.
“What’s Opera, Doc?” is a Warner Bros. cartoon from the late or middle 1950s starring Elmer Fudd and Bugs Bunny.
Translating it —— or even its one original song —— into Klingon and then performing it, would be a major challenge!

Anyone up to it?