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Re: KLBC: -ngan Suffix

ghItlh Steven Boozer <>:

>possibly, {tlhIngan} "Klingon" itself, which *may* be derived from {tlhIng} 
>"Kling", a district on the Klingon Homeworld.

Why *may*?

This could be interesting, it's from The StarTrek Omnipedia CD:
    A district or city on the Klingon Homeworld. The renegade Korris spoke disparagingly of the 
"traitors of Kling". (Heart of Glory) [TNG]
    At the time the episode was written, Kling was intended as the name of the Klingon Homeworld. Once 
the episode was filmed, it was realized that the name sounded pretty silly, so later scripts simply 
referred to "the Homeworld". The first time the Homeworld was given a name was in Star Trek VI: The 
undiscovered Country, when it was called Qo'noS (pronounced Kronos).

Probably a long time ago, it was the capital, the veng wa'DIch, that's why the tlhIng ngan became 
So when you look at the background, {tlhIngan} is really related to {tlhIng ngan}.

  ghojwI'pu'lI' tISaH

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