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Re: [Tlhingan-hol] the birth of a new word: qorgh

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On Wed, Nov 13, 2013 at 4:30 AM, Tim Stoffel <> wrote:
> Naʼvi definitely does not have any truly identifiable word-puns like
> Klingon. Dothraki does not have puns, but it has a lot of words built on
> names. This is one of David Peterson's favorite ways of coining new
> words.

I remember an interview with David Petersen where he mentions a pun he
slipped into Valyrian, one of the other languages he invented for
"Game of Thrones". The word for "chain" is "belmon", a reference to
Simon Belmont of the Castlevania video game series, whose trademark
whip could be upgraded to a length of chain.

On Wed, Nov 13, 2013 at 3:55 AM, Fiat Knox <> wrote:
> So now someone can have a stab at that old Scotty line,
> "The more they overthink the plumbing, the easier it is to stop up the
> drain."

How about:
tlhoy qatlhDa' pat buSqu'lu'chugh, chImmoHmeH qung qorghmeH ngeDqu' ghu'.

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