tlhIngan-Hol Archive: Thu Jan 24 22:55:39 2002
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RE: ? about a word.
- From: Qov <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Subject: RE: ? about a word.
- Date: Thu, 24 Jan 2002 19:39:39 -0800
> I'm trying to give our ship a Klingon name. The name
> of the ship is USS Schrodinger. Since it was about a
> cat in a box, whether or not it was alive or dead. I
> thought the Klingon word should be Hidden Cat. Now I
> have found a word for hide, but is there a word for
> hidden or is it ok to use "So'" for hidden. Also I
> can't find a word for cat. Any opinions, or help
> would be helpful.
> How does a cat in a box fit in with Star Trek?
"Schrodinger's Cat" qel. QubmeH SengHom noy 'oH.
> So' is "hide". It is not "hidden".
> Did the cat hide itself or did someone/something hide
> Because "hide" is not a stative verb it can't be used as > an adjective,
> will need to use the -bogh suffix (Read TKD p63).
> There is an animal that is similar to a cat. vIghro'
> If the cat hid itself, So''eghbogh vIghro'
> If someone else hide the cat, vIghro' So'lu'bogh
The example on page 69 of TKD shows that the subject of So' hides itself,
not something else.
I would suggest <So' vIghro'> "the cat hides" or, if one insists on naming
with a noun phrase <So'bogh vIghro'> "the cat which hides".
Other suggestions in keeping with the Schrodinger thought experiment:
<vIghro' tar> "Cat's Poison"
<vIghro' SuQ> "Toxic Cat"
<qoD vIghro'> "The Inside Cat" or "Cat of the Interior"
<SuD vIghro'> "The Cat Gambles" also "The Cat is Blue/Green/Yellow" and a
reference to a Klingon joke about warriors.