What is the loose Terran translation of that phrase, Therin?
That's the fun of it. We have no idea.
It could be an equivalent of the Vulcan "Live long and prosper", but do Andorians want
other sentient aliens to live long and prosper?
I've used "Thiptho lapth"
ever since seeing it in the Goldsteins' book and I love that context can make it mean whatever readers interpret it to mean. When Marco sent me an advance manuscript of "Andor: Paradigm", I suggested including the phrase; he liked the idea, but it was too late (the manuscript was sitting in an In-tray at Simon & Schuster Sydney for a few weeks before they sent it on.). Heather Jarman had assumed the phrase was my own creation.