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Re: Klingon WOTD: mughato' (noun)

Steven Boozer (sboozer@uchicago.edu)



>This is the Klingon Word Of The Day for Tuesday, December 25, 2007.
>
>Category: Animals
>
>Klingon word:   mughato'
>Part of Speech: noun
>Definition:     mugato

Never used in canon.

Trek trivia:

"One of the more notable native animal forms on Neural ... is the *mugato*, 
a large, white, ape-like creature with dorsal spines and a cranial horn. 
The *mugato* are monogamous, mating for life. Little or no provocation will 
spark an attack by this hostile creature, whose bite is highly poisonous 
and fatal if untreated. The only antidote for the *mugato* bite is the 
proper application of the native *mako* root, which has the ability to draw 
the toxin out of the human nervous system." (_Star Trek: The Worlds of The 
Federation_, p. 140-41; cf. TOS "A Private Little War")

Related nouns:

{nural}  Neural (planet)

Federation catalog name is Zeta Bootis III, a.k.a. "Tyree's Planet":

"This Class M world is the third of ten that orbit a brilliant, 
moderate-size yellow star in a binary system. The planet is quite 
Earth-like, with vast oceans and desert, moderate, and tropical climate 
zones. Neural is the only planet in the Zeta Bootis system to have a moon, 
which has been named Asetia by the native population of Neural's lower 
desert. The native inhabitants of the planet are humanoid, possibly the 
descendants of a Centaurian exploration mission that disappeared in the 
area some two hundred years ago. The population was once one of tranquil, 
peace-loving hunters, but a serious breach of the Prime Directive has 
resulted in their development of war and comparatively advanced projectile 
weapons. Direct Klingon interference, countered by Federation involvement, 
has divided the inhabitants into five major factions, each of which is 
feuding with the other four." (_Star Trek: The Worlds of The Federation_, 
p. 140-141)

Klingon agent Krell advised the village people on the manufacture of 
primitive flintlocks in their conflict with the hill people on the planet 
Neural. (TOS "A Private Little War")

{nuralngan}  Neuralese (person)

Non-Trek sci-fi trivia:

In "Lost In Space" there was a very similar large white-furred creature 
seen on Dranconia ("Revolt of the Androids") and as one of the attractions 
in Dr. Marvello's freak show ("Space Circus").




--
Voragh
Ca'Non Master of the Klingons






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