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Word: Livestock

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Farm animals


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8 thoughts on “Livestock

  1. qa'HoS says:

    Du’  Ha’DIbaHmey  would work, assuming Du’ includes animals. The fact that Du’Hom means garden makes me wonder, though.

  2. Andrew Miller says:

    Du’ Ha’DIbaH exactly how I’d say this. I’d say Du’Hom Ha’DIbaH to mean rabbits and aphids and such.

    • anDu says:

      Perhaps qa’HoS means that since “Du’Hom” means garden, the word “Du'” may actually refer to a crop farm instead of a farm with animals?

      • Andrew Miller says:

        Ah, I see. I consider Du’ to refer to all the familiar things we know when we talk about a farm, including animals. Referents of -Hom forms aren’t necessarily simply ‘scaled-down’ versions of those of -Homless forms; they often have unique properties. The life of a mang soldier is different from that of a mangHom cadet, and the distinction between Hoch all and HochHom most is impressionistic rather than purely analogical.

    • qa'HoS says:

      My doubts arose from the list of new words from qepHom’a’ 16 in which Du’Hom  is glossed as garden, but I tend to think it was simply the result of tunnel-vision in glossing it. Okrand is giving us more new stuff than ever and I suspect he just got too specific. I ultimately see no reason not to use Du’Hom for a crop of tomatoes or a place to breed animals. As for the qualitative difference lent by adding the diminutive, I assume it was to denote a garden or menagerie (or both) used for personal consumption rather than for commerce, although I think such would, as a matter of course, tend to be a little smaller. I agree that a small farm per se would probably simply be Du’ mach.

  3. qa'HoS says:

    Self-correction: The gloss in question was from qepHom’a’ 2016 not qepHom’a’ 16. Sorry.

  4. Daniel Morse says:

    Du’ naH obviously is farm plant-type produce.  How about Du’ Ha’DIbaH for farm animals?  Still, I would like to learn about specific animals that Klingons have/see/use.

  5. Andrew Miller says:

    There are living things domesticated and bred as commodities which are not associated with prototypical farms, like silkworms for instance. So I think this word may deserve another look.

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