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"SuD tera' na'ran wIb."

Translation:The lemon is yellow.

July 2, 2018

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

This seems to be an interesting case in which the Klingon language cannot indicate through color whether the lemon is ripe. Perhaps all edible Klingon fruit ripen to a Doq color? It might be a contributing factor to the range of Klingon color terms.


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

Color does not seem to be a good way to refer to the ripeness of citrus fruit. In English I would never talk about green lemons or yellow limes. This is made even worse by the fact that in Spanish (which I speak at times) there aren't necessarily separate words for limes and lemons, so you distinguish them by calling them yellow and green. I think you are probably better off using the words for ripe and unripe.

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