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K'kaHn October 25 2012 03:41 AM

Explanation for the blade of qutluch?
 
I was curious to know if there was any cannon explanation for the different shape of the qutluch from "Sins of the Father" in Next Gen. to "Real Life" in Voyager.

Thanks

T'Girl October 25 2012 10:58 AM

Re: Explanation for the blade of qutluch?
 
Different manufacturer, perhaps a new design for this year's catalog?



:)

King Daniel Into Darkness October 25 2012 11:15 AM

Re: Explanation for the blade of qutluch?
 
Do we need one, any more than I need a canon explanation for my differently shaped kitchen knives?

I googled and it's spelled "Kut'luch", although "qutlich" shows up in a Klingon Empire novel http://en.memory-alpha.org/wiki/Kut'luch

teacake October 25 2012 01:00 PM

Re: Explanation for the blade of qutluch?
 
You know what I'm tired of? Explaining to people what the word "serrated" means. It seems this word has been dropping out of usage and is seen as overly specific.

So yes KingDaniel we DO need canon to explain your kitchen knives.

Jeri October 25 2012 02:18 PM

Re: Explanation for the blade of qutluch?
 
Wow, you must be kidding -- people don't know what "serrated" is? What is wrong with people; we're ready for the asteroid.

R. Star October 25 2012 02:28 PM

Re: Explanation for the blade of qutluch?
 
I suspect if I told an alien I'm getting a "knife" there are any number of examples I could use. I could use a butter knife one day, a swiss army pocket knife the next or a machete the day after. All of them I'd still use the word "knife" to describe. I would assume the Klingons would have more than one type of "Qutluch" too.

Pavonis October 25 2012 02:52 PM

Re: Explanation for the blade of qutluch?
 
It would help if we knew what kut'luch means in Klingonese. Does it mean "ritual blade used in assassinations of Cha'Dich"? Or is it more general - perhaps just "sharp", "serrated", or "long"?

K'kaHn October 25 2012 09:40 PM

Re: Explanation for the blade of qutluch?
 
Quote:

KingDaniel wrote: (Post 7154629)
Do we need one, any more than I need a canon explanation for my differently shaped kitchen knives?

I googled and it's spelled "Kut'luch", although "qutlich" shows up in a Klingon Empire novel http://en.memory-alpha.org/wiki/Kut'luch

It is most definitely not correctly spelled Kut'luch. Dont be stupid.

Pavonis October 25 2012 10:06 PM

Re: Explanation for the blade of qutluch?
 
Transliterating words across real human languages with different alphabets is hard enough. Doing it across a fictional alien language....

T'Girl October 25 2012 10:10 PM

Re: Explanation for the blade of qutluch?
 
Let's not be catty now.

The correct spelling (iirc) has never appeared on screen, so there is no canon on the matter.

For what it's worth, I personal use "Qut'luch."

:)

teacake October 25 2012 10:13 PM

Re: Explanation for the blade of qutluch?
 
Yeah the Q's and K's were all over the shop for a long time.

chrinFinity November 3 2012 11:36 AM

Re: Explanation for the blade of qutluch?
 
Well, like... Jewish people use the Menorah in some of their ceremonies, right? I've seen a lot of differently designed Menorah but they're all called "Menorah."

MacLeod November 4 2012 12:05 AM

Re: Explanation for the blade of qutluch?
 
Or perhaps the reason for the difference is that it was a continuity error. A prop mistake etc...

spot_loves_data November 4 2012 02:07 PM

Re: Explanation for the blade of qutluch?
 
As long as a Klingon word is spelled with an unnecessary apostrophe, I'm happy with it.

Lynx November 4 2012 02:18 PM

Re: Explanation for the blade of qutluch?
 
Maybe it's a dialect thing, I mean we've heard about "Northern Klingons" and "Southern Klingons". So maybe there are different spelling for different Klingons and "Kut'luch" is the official word. By the way, what does the Klingon Language Center say about this?


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