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

Anthony Appleyard (a.appleyard@btinternet.com) [KLI Member]



There needs to be a way to keep the fronts of their eyeballs from drying out in drying wind and to wash bacteria and dust off. That is what tears are for, in man. Dripping out when sad is a secondary use.

----Original message----
From : sboozer@uchicago.edu
Date : 26/12/2014 - 16:18 (GMTST)
To : tlhingan-hol@kli.org
Subject : Re: [Tlhingan-hol] Klingon Word of the Day: SaQ
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Okrand discussed this in HolQeD: 

HQ 12.4 p9:  For Klingons, even though there is a word for cry ({SaQ}), there is no word for tear or tears, undoubtedly because Klingons have no tear ducts. [mentioned in ST6] The only thing Maltz could think of that eyes do from time to time is redden ({DoqchoH}, literally "become red" or "change to red").
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