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Re: [Tlhingan-hol] Klingon Word of the Day: qI'

Steven Boozer (sboozer@uchicago.edu)



> Klingon Word of the Day for Wednesday, December 17, 2014
> 
> Klingon word: qI'
> Part of speech: verb
> Definition: sign (a treaty)
> Source: TKD

TKW 80:  Within the Klingon Empire, there are no written treaties ... This has caused conflicts from time to time in dealing with the Federation, which prefers documentation.

KGT 121f.:  The idiom {bIQ'a'Daq 'oHtaH 'etlh'e'} ("The sword is in the ocean") is used to mean that something has ended, that it is impossible to return to a prior condition, just as Kahless and Morath never spoke to each other again. The expression might be used, for example, in reference to a treaty that was just signed, suggesting that a former state of antagonism has ended forever.

PUN: 
Khitomer (the site of the famous Klingon-Federation peace treaty)?


SEE ALSO:
mab 		treaty (n)
rom 		accord (n)


--
Voragh
Ca'Non Master of the Klingons



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