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Re: Klingon Merry Christmas?



joel peter anderson says:
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: 
: Forgive me, but the question came up here at work - how does a 
: Klingon say "Merry Christmas?"  I know, I know "I am not a merry man!"
: 
: Is it something like:   "Quch ISoS-QoS"?
: 
: Thanks.
: 
Well, if you want to go for a calque ("Jesus's birthday" or (duplicating
English "Christmas") "Jesus-festival"), go back to Hebrew "Y@shua" (@ = shva)
and try >*yeSu'a* qoS Quch Daghajjaj< or >*yeSu'a* yupma' Quch Daghajjaj<. Of
course, there's always >*QiSmaS*<, and you might try >lop< instead of >ghaj<...

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Qapla' Qichqemwi'vo'.
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