tlhIngan-Hol Archive: Fri Sep 13 15:31:18 2002
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- From: "d'Armond Speers" <email@example.com>
- Subject: Re: pets
- Date: Fri, 13 Sep 2002 14:29:37 -0600
>Is there a seperate word for cat or dog in Klingon or is there just Saj
We tend not to have words for things that are specific to Earth; we tend
instead to have words for things that are specific to Kronos, or Klingons in
general. Thus, we don't have words that exactly map to the animals "cat"
and "dog" that are peculiar to this planet.
That said, you can approximate these meanings with existing Klingon words:
This is a pet that I have always thought to be dog-like. However, Tasha
described (the image of) Worf's targ as a kitty-cat, so who knows. A targ
is a targ (not a dog).
This is described as a cat-like creature.
Of course, if what you really want to descbribe is an actual Terran dog or
cat, then you should use the words "dog" and "cat."
"I see your cat."
"Don't kill my dog."
Just like in English we use words from other languages where we lack a
native word. These are words like lasagna, taco, masseuse, etc.
When using borrowed words in written Klingon like this, we often set them
off with punctuation to make it clear that this isn't a Klingon word. This
saves someone who's just learning the language from looking up a word that
isn't in the dictionary.
d'Armond Speers, Ph.D.
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- Re: pets
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