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[Tlhingan-hol] how to show entries without canon English definitions in word lists?

De'vID (de.vid.jonpin@gmail.com)



<p dir="ltr"><br>
In the spirit of that last discussion about slang, how should entries where the English definition isn&#39;t canon, but the Klingon word comes from Okrand, be shown in word lists?</p>
<p dir="ltr">By far, most words are found in the word list sections of TKD and KGT. Some are revealed in HolQeD, at qep&#39;a&#39;/qepHom, or on this mailing list, but almost always the Klingon word is given an English definition or gloss.</p>
<p dir="ltr">However, there are a few where we&#39;ve had to infer their meanings from their usage. For example, many of the new words revealed in Klingon Monopoly fall into this category.</p>
<p dir="ltr">We can be fairly certain that {ngay&#39;} means &quot;glory&quot;, and {ghay} means something like &quot;spray&quot; or &quot;bombard&quot;, and we&#39;ve had long discussions about {vey}, {&#39;aplo&#39;}, and {qoSta&#39;}. But I think we&#39;re less clear on {vabDot} and {Qej} (at least, I am). And what about constructs like {rop&#39;a&#39;} &quot;plague&quot;, do you have a separate entry for it, or do you consider it an obvious derivate of {rop}?</p>
<p dir="ltr">For those of you keeping word lists, do you just give your own English definitions of these words? Is it marked somehow?</p>
<p dir="ltr">-- <br>
De&#39;vID</p>
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