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

Brad Wilson ( [KLI Member]

<font color='black' size='2' face='arial'><pre style="font-size: 9pt;"><tt><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">&gt;&gt;&gt;</font></tt></pre><pre style="font-size: 9pt;"><tt><font face="arial">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.
</font><font face="arial">&gt;&gt;&gt;</font></tt></pre><pre style="font-size: 9pt;"><tt><font face="arial">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").</font></tt></pre><pre style="font-size: 9pt;"><tt><font face="arial">&gt;&gt;&gt;</font></tt></pre><pre style="font-size: 9pt;"><tt><font face="arial"><br>
</font></tt></pre><pre style="font-size: 9pt;"><tt><font face="arial">All Earth vertibrates have tear glands (to make eye lubricant), but not all have tear ducts (to carry away excess fluid).</font></tt></pre><pre style="font-size: 9pt;"><tt><font face="arial">I suspect Klingons have glands (for the reason noted above) but not tear ducts. This is not unknown in Terran physiology.</font></tt></pre><pre style="font-size: 9pt;"><tt><font face="arial">gheyIl</font></tt></pre></font>
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