Explanation for the blade of qutluch?

Discussion in 'Star Trek: Voyager' started by K'kaHn, Oct 25, 2012.

  1. K'kaHn

    K'kaHn Cadet Newbie

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    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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  2. T'Girl

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



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  3. King Daniel Beyond

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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
     
  4. teacake

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    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.
     
  5. Jeri

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    Wow, you must be kidding -- people don't know what "serrated" is? What is wrong with people; we're ready for the asteroid.
     
  6. R. Star

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    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.
     
  7. Pavonis

    Pavonis Commodore Commodore

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    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"?
     
  8. K'kaHn

    K'kaHn Cadet Newbie

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

    Pavonis Commodore Commodore

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    Transliterating words across real human languages with different alphabets is hard enough. Doing it across a fictional alien language....
     
  10. T'Girl

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    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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  11. teacake

    teacake Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    Yeah the Q's and K's were all over the shop for a long time.
     
  12. chrinFinity

    chrinFinity Captain Captain

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    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."
     
  13. MacLeod

    MacLeod Admiral Admiral

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    Or perhaps the reason for the difference is that it was a continuity error. A prop mistake etc...
     
  14. spot_loves_data

    spot_loves_data Captain Captain

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    As long as a Klingon word is spelled with an unnecessary apostrophe, I'm happy with it.
     
  15. Lynx

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    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?