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Re: Klingon WOTD: yIntagh (excl)

>This is the Klingon Word Of The Day for Friday, September 20, 2002.
>Klingon word:   yIntagh
>Part of Speech: exclamation
>Definition:     $#!@
>Additional Notes:
>TKD p. 178.

   "This is one of a number of Klingon curses that doesn't have an adequate
    translation." (KCD)

FWIW the writers view {yIntagh} as an epithet, not an exclamation.

 From TNG "Redemption I" (captions):

     Gowron is about to be installed as the head of High Council but at
   the last moment a challenger appears: Toral, very young, claiming to be
   be the son of Duras, followed by Lursa and B'Etor. Gowron is not pleased.
     "This is outrageous! Duras had no mate. Where did you find him, Lursa?
   In a harlot's bed chamber?"
     Toral steps forward: "I will personally cut your tongue out, Yintagh!"

 From the KCD novelization:

   "What kind of a yInTagh bar is this?"

Ca'Non Master of the Klingons

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