Thanks for the wonderful additions! The subtleties of Cardassian culture - particulalry in relation to hierarchy feel distinctly Asian to me. (Your other supplementary put me in mind of the memoirs I've read of survivors of China's revolution and the way the political bodies were trying to reconcile age-old traditon with new millenium efficacy. A sometimes disastrous social experiment - e.g., The Great Leap Forward.)
I espcially emjoy your use of the Cardassian language - it feels like "reading" a foreign film complete with subtitles!
Your craft is remarkable and I always look forward to reading more!