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

Steven Boozer (

> Klingon Word of the Day for Thursday, August 27, 2015
> Klingon word: QIncha'
> Part of speech: noun
> Definition: /Krincha/, type of animal
> Source: Email from ghunchu'wI' to the KLI's email discussion group on 22
> August 2011

ghunchu'wI' (8/2011):  The English accompanying the opera said "Krincha, short and fierce". I found references to a "Krencha" in several places, including the KLI's Extended Corpus Project and the Memory Beta wiki. It is described as a large, quick lizard native to Qo'noS, variously said to have either four or six legs. I suspect that the opera's author intended to invoke that animal but misspelled its name.

Apparently it's called a *krencha* in William Shatner's novel, "The Return".  (Cf. )

KCD:  Although {lung} is translated as lizard, it actually can refer to any animal of that general shape, such as a newt or salamander.

ghISDen 		scales (n)
tlhuQ 		tail (n)
pach 			claw (n)
QIm 			egg (n)
pel'aQ 		shell (n)

Duran lung 	Durani lizard (n)
toqvIr lung 	Tokvirian skink (n)

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