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

Felix Malmenbeck (felixm@kth.se)



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

From what I understand, this word was in the original TKD from 1985. Since this was pre-TNG and pre-ST6 (pre-ST4, even), I'm pretty sure Khitomer had never been mentioned (first mention was in TNG: "The Neutral Zone" from 1988, I believe). So, probably not a pun to do with that.

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From: Steven Boozer [sboozer@uchicago.edu]
Sent: Wednesday, December 17, 2014 16:13
To: tlhingan-hol@kli.org
Subject: Re: [Tlhingan-hol] Klingon Word of the Day: qI'

> 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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