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Re: KLBC: -ngan Suffix

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From: Quvar valer <>
Date: Wed, 30 Oct 2002 17:06:04 -0500
Subject: Re: KLBC: -ngan Suffix

> Am 30.10.2002 15:53:07, schrieb Steven Boozer <>:
> >Although it's fairly obviously etymologically, I said "may be derived" 
> >because we don't know exactly how {tlhIng} became applied to the entire 
> >species, the {tlhInganpu'}.  (Of course, the real life reason is that the 
> >word "Klingon" was created before "Kronos", as the Omnipedia 
> >explains.)  KGT is silent on this question.
> Okay, I got what you mean. 
> When we follow the real life reasoning, Klingon was invented by a starfleet officer and spoken for the 
> first time by a romulan, who became the father of a vulcan whose mother was terran...
> Let's stay "in the game": we don't know where "Kling" comes from :-)
> Quvar
>    ghojwI'pu'lI' tISaH.
> Well, in English for example we call our planet Earth, but most of us would identify our species as human or mankind rather than Earthling, Earthers, or Terrans. But for example in Spanish la Tierra, terrícolas, and in French, la Terre, les Terriens.

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