tlhIngan-Hol Archive: Sat Sep 04 08:27:01 1999

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KLBC: mu'qaD Etymology

I've noticed that some of the tlhIngan Hol curses seem to have interesting 

QI'yaH      military duty station (QI' + yaH)
Qu'vatlh    dutyhundred (Qu' + vatlh)
toDSaH      care about rescue (toD + SaH)
taHqeq      survival drill (taH + qeq)
yIntagh     life lung (yIn + tagh)
va          shortened form of Qu'vatlh (according to the TKD addendum, p. 178)
ghuy'cha' and ghay'cha' could be related.

Some of these don't seem to make much sense, like Qu'vatlh and yIntagh. But 
toDSaH and taHqeq are kind of interesting. Caring about being rescued (or 
needing to be rescued in the first place) is probably not a good thing to the 
Klingons. And why on Qo'noS would anybody actually want to practice surviving 
(survival drill)? QI'yaH, on the other hand, seems kind of counterintuitive 
(why would a duty station be a bad thing?). Do you know if MO did toDSaH and 
taHqeq on purpose?

- DujHoD

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