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Re: [Tlhingan-hol] Klingon Word of the Day: mut

Steven Boozer (sboozer@uchicago.edu)



> Klingon Word of the Day for Thursday, May 30, 2013
> 
> Klingon word: mut
> Part of speech: noun
> Definition: species

AFAIK never used in a Klingon sentence.

KGT 132:  Another set of similes link humanoid species of various kinds to certain qualities ...

Trek trivia:

"We are similar as a species." (Kor, TOS "Errand of Mercy")

In 2254 the Talosians kept a menagerie of thousands of specimens from various species collected from all over that part of the galaxy. (TOS "The Cage/The Menagerie, Pt. II)

PUN:
a "mutt"!

Note the homophonous quality {mut} "be selfish".  Is this a Darwinian pun having to do with the survival of the fittest:  i.e. the most selfish species survives?  (I know it's a stretch, but you never know with Okrand.)

(Somewhat) related nouns:

Segh 		race (type, sort, class)
yagh 		organism

chovnatlh  specimen
ghantoH 	model, example, pattern

buv 		classification
poj 		analysis


--
Voragh
Ca'Non Master of the Klingons



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