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Re: More puns in new vocab

At 1:59 PM -0500 1/13/02, Will Martin wrote:
>I was hit by a series of puns I have not seen mentioned here. Maybe someone
>just wants to leave them for others to discover?

Argh!  Actually, I discovered these this morning and was going to post them
today!  You beat me to it...

>cha'bIp. I was confused because {bIp} means "hundred thousand". What does
>200,000 have to do with a bird known for its speed? Then I saw it:
>bIp bIp
>That's pretty close to "beep, beep".

Yeah, I thought that was pretty cute...

>Then there's cha'Do': "Maltz wasn't sure what kind of bird this was, but he
>was very familiar with the word." Well, many of us know of the Dodo bird,
>but we've never seen one, since it has been extinct for a few generations
>The cha'qu' has a noisy, repetitive cry, much like a coo coo.

Ditto on these...

But it leaves me to wonder what we're supposed to make of cha'naS and
cha'par...  Has anyone figured these out?

>Who are Davy and Daniel and what is erratic and unpredictable about their

TaD hit this one on the head I think...  I was trying to picture Heckle
& Jeckle in some way.

I "rediscovered" what waqboch was, forgetting at first that it had already
been posted.  Oops.

I want to think "lIr" has something to do with "leer", but can't make it
fit well enough to convince me.

It might help to figure out the earth birds these are analagous too, if

borghel - quail?
cha'naS - ?
cha'par - ? (any relation to qanraD?)
lolthmoq - kingfisher?
parbIng - cardinal? parrot?
raw' - ?
toQ - ?
yatqap - homing pigeon? goose?

Or have some of these been figured out already?  I couldn't decipher all
of the original thread in Klingon...
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