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RE: qISmaS

> Would the Klingon word for Christmas be "qISmaS"?

The Klingon word for "Christmas" would be "Christmas". Since Christmas is
not a Klingon holiday, there is no word for it in Klingon, just like there
is no American English word for the Irish holiday of Samhain.

If forced to transliterate "Christmas" into something pronouncable in
tlhIngan Hol, I would go with <QISmaS> rather than <qISmaS>. The Klingon
sound <Q> is often used for words that begin with sounds like "kr" in

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