tlhIngan-Hol Archive: Wed Feb 13 10:49:15 2002

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Re: Alphabet

> >>I'm sure there's a better way of translating United Kingdom.

> > I just came across MO's interview with Radio Times, and remembered qe'San
> > when I saw this:
> >     We are U.K. Klingons!
> >     wo' tay' tlhInganpu' maH!

Okrand has used {tay'} "be together" as a word element 
elsewhere:  {Hovtay'} "star system", {mu'tay'} "vocabulary (entire stock of 

>tlhIngan Hol has the word {jIj}, which I think just might be considered here.
>Especially since it is an element in yuQjIjQa', I like it.  {DIvI'} is a
>federation, an organization.

How would you use {jIj} here?  This is what I have in my notes:

{jIj} "cooperate" TKD, be cooperative" KGT (v.) Cf. {yeq} "cooperate" (the 
difference from {jIj} is explained in KGT - I don't have the page reference).

   ngoDvam luchavmeH ghawran maghpu' be'nI'pu'. woQ luSuqmeH jIjpu'
    chaH romuluSngan'e' je.
   To this end, the sisters have acted against Gowron, going as far
    as to work with Romulan factions in order to gain power. (S26)

See also {yuQjIjDIvI'} = {yuQjIjQa'} "The United Federation of Planets"

The meaning of *{Qa'} in this context is unknown.  (Obviously it is a 
homonym to   {Qa'}, a type of vicious animal which is particularly noisy at 

Ca'Non Master of the Klingons

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