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

Steven Boozer (

> Klingon Word of the Day for Sunday, August 09, 2015
> Klingon word: SIla'
> Part of speech: noun
> Definition: large mirror
> Source: HQ:v10n4p5

HQ 10.4:  Finally, when he heard that his new friend had considered asking for mirror before deciding on asking for bird, Maltz blurted out that there are two common words for mirror: {SIla'} and {neSlo'}. He said that a {SIla'} was typically larger than a {neSlo'}, but he wasn't sure if there was any other difference.

qurgh (9/01/2010):  "[For] _The Final Reflection_ ... if reflection, as in image in a mirror is needed, [Okrand] offered {neSlo' tonSaw' Qav} ... We went with {neSlo' tonSaw' Qav} for the title of the book, since reflection, in this case, refers to version of *klinzha* that is played with a mirror.

1. Alice in "Through the Looking-Glass"
2. the Magic Mirror (smaller than a full-size mirror) from the Disney movie "Snow White" was voiced by Moroni Olsen

QIb 		shadow [Etruscan *hinthal* and Latin *umbra* both lit. "shadow"
            were used for image in a mirror, reflection)
mIllogh 	picture, image, (visual) depiction

Ca'Non Master of the Klingons

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