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

André Müller (

<p dir="ltr">It just occurred to me that &quot;jaw&quot; might be another pun, or a nice coincidence.</p>
<p dir="ltr">In Thai and several other Tai-Kadai languages such as Shan, the word for lord is indeed &quot;jao&quot;, pronounced just like the Klingon word (well, almost): &lt;เจ้า&gt; [tɕâːw] vs. &lt;jaw&gt; [dʒɑw].<br>
The beginning consonant in Thai sounds pretty similar to the Klingon {j}, although it&#39;s voiceless.</p>
<p dir="ltr">I wonder if it was intentional (as with &lt;lung&gt; being identical in pronunciation to the Mandarin Chinese word for dragon), or if it&#39;s a coincidence...</p>
<p dir="ltr">Greetings from {bangqoq} (or rather: {qungtep maHa&#39;naqon}),<br>
- André</p>
<div class="gmail_quote">On Feb 7, 2015 10:02 PM, &quot;qurgh lungqIj&quot; &lt;<a href="";></a>&gt; wrote:<br type="attribution"><blockquote class="gmail_quote" style="margin:0 0 0 .8ex;border-left:1px #ccc solid;padding-left:1ex">Klingon Word of the Day for Saturday, February 07, 2015<br>
Klingon word: jaw<br>
Part of speech: noun<br>
Definition: lord<br>
Source: TKD (90 KE, 123 EK)<br>
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