"yIn Duj!"

Translation:The ship is alive!

March 16, 2018

13 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/zanAspera

o/' The ship is alive with the sounds of Battle la la la o/'


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Regney

A much-loved Klingon musical! ♪


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Regney

Is the ship alive (as in not disabled with signs of life)? Or is it alive as in animated and/or cognizant? Thanks. :0)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/jdmcowan

It really could be either. A literal reading would say that the ship itself was animated and/or cognizant. But Klingons are capable of metaphor and would likely understand if you meant that there are signs of life. Since this is without context feel free to imagine whichever you prefer.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Simon411071

Is it me, or are some words, like Duj here, not highlighted when we first see them?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/GraceB1701

Is the ship alive, or the Klingons/Captain Kirk and the crew aboard? Or is the ship still functional? I guess that just like we have multiple meanings for certain words, "alive" is one of those types of words for Klingons.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/plor

My guess is the former, as in "we've shot our photon torpedoes at the ship but it is still moving". I'm very new though, so it is only a guess at this point.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Pietro460054

This sounds like the kind of plot an episode in the original serie would have!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Oscarbelle810

Doesn't a living ship show up at some point in TNG? With the super-telepath Betazoid going to live with the lonely spaceship?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Pandemoniu821776

The first two episodes of season One of TNG.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/The_Why_of_Why

Sounds like the Klingons encountered the Undine (aka Species 8472).

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