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RE: nI'jaj yInlIj 'ej bIchepjaj

Steven Boozer (

>Movie vIleghta'.  ngoD Daj vIghoj.
>jatlhDI' Spock <<nI'jaj yInlIj 'ej bIchepjaj!>> mughlaH vay':
><<yIjaH 'ej yInga''egh!>>

Yet another plausible translation of the Vulcan greeting.  Two others by Okrand are known:

  yIn nI' yISIQ 'ej yIchep 
  Live long and prosper! (Radio Times)

  yItaH 'ej yIcheptaH 
  Live long and prosper! (UPN 25th Anniv)

The second, shorter version was said by Leonard Nimoy on UPN's "Star Trek 25th Anniversary Special".  Marc Okrand also appeared on the show, so it's probable that he translated it for Nimoy backstage.

Canon Master of the Klingons

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