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

Robyn Stewart (robyn@flyingstart.ca) [KLI Member] [Hol po'wI']



<html><head><meta http-equiv="content-type" content="text/html; charset=utf-8"></head><body dir="auto"><div>"for" join = &gt; vaD muv</div><div><br></div><div>majQa'! I can do cryptic crosswords, but I never can unravel the misused affix puzzles. I bet if you told Dr. Okrand about that one it would become real.&nbsp;</div><div><br></div><div>- Qov</div><div><br>On 2013-06-28, at 18:13, ghunchu'wI' &lt;<a href="mailto:qunchuy@alcaco.net";>qunchuy@alcaco.net</a>&gt; wrote:<br><br></div><blockquote type="cite"><div><meta http-equiv="content-type" content="text/html; charset=utf-8"><div>On Jun 27, 2013, at 2:57 AM, "De'vID" &lt;<a href="mailto:de.vid.jonpin@gmail.com";>de.vid.jonpin@gmail.com</a>&gt; wrote:</div><blockquote type="cite"><div><p dir="ltr">I recently came across someone using *{vaDmuv} as a verb meaning "to knit" (e.g., a sweater) on Twitter.</p></div></blockquote><div>Here is the full tweet from @KlingonKnitter on 16 June 2010:</div><blockquote type="cite"><div><p dir="ltr">vay' Sov tlhIngan mu' vaDmuv, knitting joq knitter? #klingon (translate: <a href="http://bit.ly/9AKLUU";>http://bit.ly/9AKLUU</a>)</p></div></blockquote><div><div style="-webkit-tap-highlight-color: rgba(26, 26, 26, 0.296875); -webkit-composition-fill-color: rgba(175, 192, 227, 0.230469); -webkit-composition-frame-color: rgba(77, 128, 180, 0.230469); ">I tracked the origin to the now defunct <a href="http://tweetinklingon.com";>tweetinklingon.com</a> web site, which was part of the promotions for the Star Trek Online game. It saved the original English for each mock-Klingon tweet so readers could "translate" what was sent. Those records are no longer available, but based on other samples of its output I am pretty sure that "tlhIngan mu' vaDmuv" came from "Klingon word for join", with the English input being "Anybody know the Klingon word for join, knitting or knitter?"</div></div><div style="-webkit-tap-highlight-color: rgba(26, 26, 26, 0.296875); -webkit-composition-fill-color: rgba(175, 192, 227, 0.230469); -webkit-composition-frame-color: rgba(77, 128, 180, 0.230469); "><br></div><div style="-webkit-tap-highlight-color: rgba(26, 26, 26, 0.296875); -webkit-composition-fill-color: rgba(175, 192, 227, 0.230469); -webkit-composition-frame-color: rgba(77, 128, 180, 0.230469); ">-- ghunchu'wI'&nbsp;</div></div></blockquote><blockquote type="cite"><div><span>_______________________________________________</span><br><span>Tlhingan-hol mailing list</span><br><span><a href="mailto:Tlhingan-hol@stodi.digitalkingdom.org";>Tlhingan-hol@stodi.digitalkingdom.org</a></span><br><span><a href="http://stodi.digitalkingdom.org/mailman/listinfo/tlhingan-hol";>http://stodi.digitalkingdom.org/mailman/listinfo/tlhingan-hol</a></span><br></div></blockquote></body></html>
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