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Re: 'oy'DI' QuchwIj, jIQuch!

At 03:12 AM 6/9/99 -0700, you wrote:
>qen ja' voragh:
>>... just something to pass the time between rounds of forehead butting
and mu'qaD veS.
>Any ideas as to the Klingon for *forehead butting*?  /qIp/ (hit with hand,
fist, implement) would seem inapplicable.

KFGT gives us (paw') for "butting heads"


>A propos, here's a passage that Klingonists may find of interest from an
article on the origins of the martial arts in China:
>[The] intertwined traditions of theater and the martial arts came together in
>their most peculiar form in the "butting game" (chiao-ti hsi) of the Ch'in
>and Han dynasties.  The eighteenth century T'u-shu chi-ch'eng, an
>in 10,000 sections (chuan) that is one of the largest and most complete ever 
>compiled anywhere, lists this butting game as its first entry under the
>of boxing.  In the original form of this game, people donned cow's horns and
>butted one another, in commemoration of a mythological event from the time
>of the Yellow Emperor.  Eventually, however, it became a generic name
>referring to games of combat such as wrestling, acrobatics and other
>forms of entertainment.  This transformation was in progress in 209 B.C., 
>when the second emperor of Ch'in "made merry with games of butting and 
>comedic actors."  In this, one of their earliest manifestations, the
martial arts 
>appear to have taken the form of faintly ridiculous entertainment.
>>From Charles Holcombe, "Theater of Combat: A Critical Look at the Chinese 
>Martial Arts" (
>The Ohio State mirror site of the Center for Buddhist Studies at  National
Taiwan University (indexed at holds a wealth of
scholarly articles on Buddhism and related topics.  tIlaD!

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