"yuch"

Translation:chocolate

March 20, 2018

9 Comments


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

Do cocoa beans grow on Qo'noS? Or do Klingons use something else to make chocolate?
}):-[


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

I like your grumpy Klingon emoji face. lol


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

Why, thank you. :0) <- This face just doesn't look right in the Klingon discussions!


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

Fair question, anyone knows how to answer it? Nice emoji btw


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

Nope. This has never been explained.


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

Yeah, I assume that "chocolate" as such would only be an Earth thing... I wonder if there's anything in Trek lore to explain why it isn't a loan word like "chaqIlIt" or something


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

My theory is that early on, some human tried gagh, and said "Yuck!". The Klingon who heard that assumed that "yuck" was the Terran word for "something that tastes great".


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

This doesn't seem like it should be in this lesson. Other than this, everything is "the letter q" and such (or the word for "word", but that seems less inappropriate).


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

We were trying to create words for you to practice the sounds, but it became too cluttered, especially since there is no audio. We removed a bunch of the words, but left a few good ones. I can see how yuch seems out of place, but it's such a good word.

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