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Old October 25 2012, 03:41 AM   #1
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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.

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Old October 25 2012, 10:58 AM   #2
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Re: Explanation for the blade of qutluch?

Different manufacturer, perhaps a new design for this year's catalog?



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Old October 25 2012, 11:15 AM   #3
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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
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Old October 25 2012, 01:00 PM   #4
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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.
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Old October 25 2012, 02:18 PM   #5
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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.
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Old October 25 2012, 02:28 PM   #6
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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.
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Old October 25 2012, 02:52 PM   #7
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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"?
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Old October 25 2012, 09:40 PM   #8
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Re: Explanation for the blade of qutluch?

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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.
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Old October 25 2012, 10:06 PM   #9
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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....
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Old October 25 2012, 10:10 PM   #10
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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."

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Old October 25 2012, 10:13 PM   #11
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Re: Explanation for the blade of qutluch?

Yeah the Q's and K's were all over the shop for a long time.
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Old November 3 2012, 11:36 AM   #12
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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."
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Old November 4 2012, 12:05 AM   #13
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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...
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Old November 4 2012, 02:07 PM   #14
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As long as a Klingon word is spelled with an unnecessary apostrophe, I'm happy with it.
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Old November 4 2012, 02:18 PM   #15
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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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