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Re: Klingon and puns (was Re: Klingon grammar)

From:Muke Tever <hotblack@...>
Date:Saturday, January 3, 2004, 18:32
E fésto Mark J. Reed <markjreed@...>:
> On Sat, Jan 03, 2004 at 12:14:59PM -0500, R J wrote: >> What do puns have to do with Klingon grammar > > Nothing at all! They have a lot to do with Klingon vocabulary, however. > For instance, {bang} means "lover", {tlhaQ} (which sounds a lot like > "clock" under the assumption that {tlhIngan} sounds like "Klingon") > means "chronometer", {tIq} means "heart" ("ticker"), {HIq} means > "liquor" ("Hic!"), {'Iw} means "blood" ("Ewww!"), and on and on and on.
Puns in the Vocabulary of tlhIngan Hol *Muke! -- E jer savne zarjé mas ne Se imné koone'f metha Brissve mé kolé adâ.