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Re: Klingon WOTD: tlhong (v)

>Klingon word: tlhong
>Part of Speech: noun
>Definition: barter, bargain

voragh wrote:
>Never used in canon.
>See also {je'} "buy, purchase"; {ngev} "sell"; {DIl} "pay for"; {mech} 
>"trade", the idiom {malja' Huq} "transact business" as well as {Sutlh} 
>"negotiate and {ghar} "conduct diplomacy".

Is {malja' Huq} actually an idiom? I know it was used in one of the audio 
tapes ({batlh malja' DaHuq} "You transact business honorably"), but isn't 
an idiom something that isn't obvious from the literal translation? (e.g., 
the idiom {buy' ngop} literally is "the plates are full", but means "good 

At 11:20 AM 5/1/2002 -0700, pIl'o' wrote:

>What is the source for this? TKD? KGT?
>I seem to have this word listed as a verb, not a noun, but cannot find in
>the books to verify my mistake.

In TKD, {tlhong} is listed as a verb.

- taD

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