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Old January 21 2012, 03:09 AM   #1
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Ferengi word for "Spider"

Hello friends,

I have joined just today, because I have one very specific question to ask, one that if anyone in the known galaxy could answer, it must be you!

Is there a Ferengi word for "Spider" or for a creature similar to a spider? If not, is there any other language in the Star Trek universe (other than English of course) that does have a word for spider?

I am working on a ST related project, and this would be quite helpful. Once I get it completely imagined, I will be happy to share with you all.

Thank you very much,

Russell
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Old January 21 2012, 03:56 AM   #2
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Re: Ferengi word for "Spider"

We heard very very little of the Ferengi language, I highly doubt there is a word for one.
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Old January 21 2012, 05:45 AM   #3
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Re: Ferengi word for "Spider"

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Is there a Ferengi word for "Spider" or for a creature similar to a spider?
http://en.memory-alpha.org/wiki/Ferengi_language

http://en.memory-alpha.org/wiki/Spider

http://memory-beta.wikia.com/wiki/Spider

If not, is there any other language in the Star Trek universe (other than English of course) that does have a word for spider?
The palukoo is a large arachnid indigenous to the Bajoran moons.

A Glikar'ma (also known as an Andorian forest spider) is a large venomous arachnid native to Andoria.

The ashikhan is a type of spider animal lifeform found in coastal areas of the planet Bajor. These spiders are around twenty centimeters long.
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Old January 21 2012, 05:56 AM   #4
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Bajor's moons were filled with tarantula-like creatures called palukoo, that were frequently eaten by members of the resistance while hiding from the Cardassians.
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Old January 21 2012, 09:48 AM   #5
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Gross
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Old January 21 2012, 09:58 AM   #6
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Slimy, yet satisfying.
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Old January 21 2012, 05:27 PM   #7
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Thank you all very much for your help, truly awesome!
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Old January 21 2012, 05:54 PM   #8
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Re: Ferengi word for "Spider"

ZoloftBTH wrote: View Post
I am working on a ST related project, and this would be quite helpful.
Just call it a Ferengi Spider.

You see in Star Trek you can make anything alien by sticking an appropriate alien word in front of a conventional Earth word - Joranian ostrich, Betazoid Cat, Klingon octopus and so on.

It even works with drinks - hence why you can drink Talaxian Champagne that originates from a world 70,000 light-years from the Champagne region of France.

Here ends the lesson.
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Old January 21 2012, 06:28 PM   #9
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So, it is a Targ?

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Old January 21 2012, 06:33 PM   #10
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So, it is a Targ?

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No, it's a Ferengi spider. Kruge's pet is a Targ.

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Old January 21 2012, 06:37 PM   #11
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I'm going to go with Ashikhan, name of a new to the federation, spider like species, who made first contact with the Bajorians.

Thanks again!
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Old January 21 2012, 06:38 PM   #12
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Ferengi Spider is better. Yours just sounds like someone sneezing.
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Old January 21 2012, 10:56 PM   #13
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Re: Ferengi word for "Spider"

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I'm going to go with Ashikhan, name of a new to the federation, spider like species, who made first contact with the Bajorians.
I can't wait for the hard-to-get ashikhan tie-in comic.

What?
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