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Re: [Tlhingan-hol] I found a mistake in one of the new Klingon words

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On 17 March 2015 at 17:26, Anthony Appleyard <> wrote:
> says that QaDmoHwI' DIr is a noun meaning "towel". But the compound is in
> the wrong order, and means "the skin of that which makes (things) dry".
> "That which makes the skin dry" would be DIr QaDmoHwI' .

I think that's not an error. A {QaDmoHwI' DIr} is not a "thing that
dries the skin" (as you've interpreted it), but a "skin which dries
(something else)". Presumably, before synthetics were invented,
Klingons used to dry things by rubbing them with the skins of animals.


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