tlhIngan-Hol Archive: Thu Oct 14 09:42:16 1993
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Word for mate?
>From: "Matt Gomes" <email@example.com>
>Date: 14 Oct 1993 09:08:17 -0800
> One way to effectively learn Klingon is to talk with someone... So I
>started with my Fiance (luckally she's also enthusiastic about learning).
Lucky you; my family and friends tolerate the fact that I like weird
languages, but I never get to practice them! It's way frustrating.
>We already say "qabang" to eachother (awww, ain't it cute)... and we
>started looking for cutesie names for eachother, but "be'oy" and "loDoy" just
>don't cut it.
Um, "bang" isn't a verb, it's a noun. "I love you" is best translated as
"bangwI' SoH" ("You are my beloved"). Unless we know otherwise, I'd say
you may not be on firm ground. I know Krankor likes to say "muSHa'" for
"love", though think this isn't romantic love but just loving things. Then
anagin, why not?
> Would anyone happen to know the word for "mate" in Klingon? What would one
>affectionately call their significant other?
"bangwI'", at best. There's "be'nal" and "loDnal" for spouses, though that
might be formal to our ears.