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Re: [Tlhingan-hol] New canon phrases (no new words, or maybe there are)

DloraH ( [Hol po'wI']

> Years ago, Okrand sent Glen Proechel a "get well" letter when 
> he was hospitalized for heart and kidney failure which read in part:
>   yIpIv
>   Be healthy! 
> Glen commented that "I don't know that this makes that phrase 
> the 'official' way to wish someone health in Klingon, but it 
> is consistent with the idea that sickness is considered a 
> weakness and a Klingon needs to be ordered to stay healthy." 
> (Proechel, 3/1998)

For me this is funny because this is how I handle my family when one of them gets sick.  I tell
them, "Be healthy!", but they cannot comprehend that as a command.

-- DloraH

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