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

From:Adam Walker <carrajena@...>
Date:Saturday, January 3, 2004, 22:03
--- "Mark J. Reed" <markjreed@...> wrote:
> 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. > > > or Leave It to Beaver? > > I must admit, any LItB connection is news to me. :) > > -Mark
Well, yhe two that I remember Marc Okrand admiting to off the top of my head are junwaD meaning "cleaver" and tlhEr meaning "lumpy". In Leave It to Beaver, beavers parents are June and Ward Cleaver and his brother's friend is Clarence nicknamed "Lumpy". Marc admits to being quite a fan of LItB. Adam who believes there are some I Love Lucy puns in there too, if only I could remember them . . . ===== Fached il prori ul pañeveju mutu chu djul atexindu. -- Carrajena proverb