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Re: [Tlhingan-hol] "Knitting" in Klingon

Steven Boozer (sboozer@uchicago.edu)



De'vID:
> I recently came across someone using *{vaDmuv} as a verb
> meaning "to knit" (e.g., a sweater) on Twitter. It doesn't
> look like a Klingon verb. Actually, it looks like two Klingon
> verbs stuck together (but then again, so does {He'So'}).
> [...] Is this a legit word?

Nope.  *{vaDmuv} = "be flexible + join"

I might have said something like *{SIrghmey muv/bagh} "join/tie strings (threads)".  (A {muvwI'} is a suture, from {tuj muvwI'} "thermo-suture".  {bagh} has never been used in canon.)

Knitting needles though could well be called {(muvmeH/baghmeH) naQHommey} "(joining/tying) sticks", like those used to strike percussion instruments (cf. KGT 74-75).


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Voragh
Ca'Non Master of the Klingons



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