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Re: [Tlhingan-hol] Klingon phrases with meanings in other languages

Robyn Stewart ( [KLI Member] [Hol po'wI']

The only example that comes to mind in any language pair is Russian, Вот
он идёт which means "here he comes" or "there he goes" but sounds like
English "What an idiot."  

I rarely notice cross-lingual puns until they are pointed out. I only seem
to be able to concentrate on one language at a time. You should get
non-Klingon speakers to listen to the chat that 'arHa recorded to see what
they feel they hear.

- Qov

-----Original Message-----
From: DloraH [] 
Sent: August 14, 2015 9:36
Subject: Re: [Tlhingan-hol] Klingon phrases with meanings in other languages

> Does anyone know of any sentences or grammatical combinations of words 
> in Klingon that look or sound very much like sentences or words in 
> English or any other language? Not the puns by Marc, but deliberate 
> meaningful Klingon sentences that are written or pronounced very 
> similar to sentences in natural languages? Or maybe like a famous 
> name.
> I don't even have an example myself. But I hope you know what I 
> mean...
> - André

Have you ever used Klingon while exclaiming that something was perfect?

How about the song, [ro', ro', ro' yIbot]?

- DloraH

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