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Re: [Tlhingan-hol] ngab wa' rep

Steven Boozer (

nuQum Qov:
> cha') I think it's pretty clear from phrases like tIqwIj Sa'angnIS and
> tIqDaq HoSna’ tu’lu’ that Klingons use the heart as a metaphor for the
> essential core, just as we do.

  tIqDaq HoSna' tu'lu' 
  Real power is in the heart. TKW

MO comments that "In this phrase, the heart stands for one's spirit or principles." [TKW 23; cf. TNG "Heart of Glory"]

Cf. also this verse from the paq'batlh:

Hay'chu' luneHqu'
  vaj pe'vIl joqqu'
  cha' tlhIngan tIqDu'
Both Klingon hearts beat,
  At their strongest,
  In lust for blood. (PB, paq'raD, Canto 23, p.167)

And also this:

Suto'vo'qor botlhDaq
  pe'vIl joqchu'taH
  quvbogh 'ej valbogh tIqDu' tIQ (PB, source unknown)

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