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Re: Heghpu' SuvwI'

>ja' charghwI':
> >"Marc, we need a word for 'mourn'."

>qechvam Hutlhlaw'taH Holmaj.  Hutlhbe' tIqmaj.

ghobe'.  mu'vam luneH 'op Human, 'ach wIghajnISbe'.

HeghDI' SuvwI' quv, 'IQbe' tlhInganpu'.  SuvwI' Hegh lulop net Sov. SkyBox 
S31 (<<Hegh bey>> "Death Howl") yIqel:

   yay 'oS bey.  'IQ pagh.  Heghpu'bogh latlhpu' ghuHmoH bey.
    ghoS tlhIngan SuvwI' maq.
   This yell is victorious in nature, rather than mournful and also
    serves to warn the other dead that a Klingon warrior is coming.

In the KLI's _ghIlghameS_, "mourn" was in fact translated by (Heghtay lop} 
"celebrate the death ritual".

Ca'Non Master of the Klingons

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