tlhIngan-Hol Archive: Wed Oct 02 17:18:50 2002

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Re: KLBC: translation

>>It seems she hangs upon the cheek of night Like a rich jewel in an
>>Ethiop's ear;
>easy: She hangs on night.  She resembles raw dilithium crystals.   A woman
>of Troyus wears them.
>harder: Resembling the dilithium necklace which a woman of Troyus wears,
>she hangs on the neck of night.

Note that you'd have to recognize the Star Trek reference in some detail in
order to know to use the word {Dom} instead of {cha'puj} here.

It's a very nice cultural substitution, with strong imagery for those who
know the story.  Unfortunately, it completely loses the comparison between
night and the black skin of a native of Ethiopia.

-- ghunchu'wI'

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