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

De'vID (de.vid.jonpin@gmail.com)



<p dir="ltr"><br>
De&#39;vID:<br>
&gt;&gt; I recently came across someone using *{vaDmuv} as a verb meaning &quot;to knit&quot; (e.g., a sweater) on Twitter.</p>
<p dir="ltr">ghunchu&#39;wI&#39; &#39;utlh:<br>
&gt; Here is the full tweet from @KlingonKnitter on 16 June 2010:<br>
&gt;&gt;<br>
&gt;&gt; vay&#39; Sov tlhIngan mu&#39; vaDmuv, knitting joq knitter? #klingon (translate: <a href="http://bit.ly/9AKLUU";>http://bit.ly/9AKLUU</a>)</p>
<p dir="ltr">That wasn&#39;t the tweet I was talking about, but it must be where the original mistake was made.</p>
<p dir="ltr">ghunchu&#39;wI&#39; &#39;utlh:<br>
&gt; 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 &quot;translate&quot; what was sent. Those records are no longer available, but based on other samples of its output I am pretty sure that &quot;tlhIngan mu&#39; vaDmuv&quot; came from &quot;Klingon word for join&quot;, with the English input being &quot;Anybody know the Klingon word for join, knitting or knitter?&quot;</p>

<p dir="ltr">majQa&#39;. bIvalqu&#39;. Nice detective work!</p>
<p dir="ltr">-- <br>
De&#39;vID</p>
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