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RE: petaQ or P'Tahk

January 27, 1997 8:57 PM EST, jatlh Katie:

> Can somebody tell me  if there is any difference between petaQ and
> P'Tahk. I know petaQ is a curse but in "Faces" the Klingon B'Elanna
> calls her human counterpart P'Tahk I was wondering if this was supposed
> to be petaQ.

"P'Tahk" is some Paramount scriptwriter's "Anglicised" (sort of) version of 
{petaQ}.  It's the same word, but one of them is a silly way to spell it, and 
one of them is the correct way to pronounce it.

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