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Word for mate?



>From: "Matt Gomes" <m_gomes@macsmtp.kla.com>
>Date: 14 Oct 1993 09:08:17 -0800


>Hey, all,
>  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.

>Qapla'

>-Matt

~mark



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