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Re: Quite a few more word puns

 nughI'  (noogie)  twist knuckle into someone's head

Pwa ha ha!  That's my favorite! :)


Alan Anderson wrote:

> ja' "Patrick Masterson" <>:
> >I went through my Klingon literature and noticed a few more puns...
> Isn't it fun finding these on your own?  That's why I don't want an
> "official" list of them published.
> >qettlhup = In KGT, Okrand also describes a type of sauce, called
> >qettlhup. If you were to ask for ketchup in a Klingon eating
> >establishmet, you would probably get this, as "ketchup" and "qettlhup"
> >sound quite similar. (At least they sound alike more than my other
> >examples.)
> As long as you're considering sauces, don't forget {ghevI'}.
> >vut = cook (v)
> >  "vut" sounds like "food" pronounced with an accent. (What type of
> >accent I'm not sure.)
> Thick German. :)
> >run = be short in stature
> >Just add a "t" to the end of "run."
> Now put the word {pI'} after it and see what you get.
> >'Iw = blood
> >Say it out loud and it sounds like "Ewww!", an expression of disgust.
> I think {yIH} is a better example of this. :)
> >I know this was probly to make Okrand's job easier, but does anyone else
> >find it odd that two languages which (supposedly) developed light years
> >apart both just happen to have similar alphabetical order?
> >(Curiouser and curiouser...)
> It's not the "real Klingon" alphabetical order.  TKD page 13:
> | The system of writing Klingon used in this dictionary has been
> | developed so people who already know how to read English will
> | have a minimum of difficulty approximating the sounds of Klingon
> | words and sentences.
> -- ghunchu'wI'

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