tlhIngan-Hol Archive: Wed Aug 14 09:24:57 2002

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Re: Klingon WOTD: tlhIl (n)

>This is the Klingon Word Of The Day for Wednesday, August 14, 2002.
>Klingon word:   tlhIl
>Part of Speech: noun
>Definition:     mineral

Never used in canon per se, but it does appear as an element in the noun 
{tlhIlHal} "mine" (lit. "mineral source/supply"):

   cha'puj tlhIlHal vISuch vIneH.
   I want to visit the dilithium mines. CK

   tlhIlHal yIngev!
   Sell the mine! KGT

   tlhIlHal yIngIv!
   Patrol the mine! KGT

Note the homophonous verb {tlhIl} "mine" and the derived noun {tlhIlwI'} 

See also {nagh} "rock, stone".  Another useful noun for talking about mines 
- say, on Rura Penthe {rura' pente'} - is {'och} "tunnel".

Ca'Non Master of the Klingons

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