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"vumbe' vumvetlh."

Translation:That jerk doesn't work.

May 31, 2019

3 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Dahn-yiel

I think there is a relation between working and jerk/scumbag. The conquered populations were the main source of labour force for the Klingon empire. "They are more than slaves, but less than citizens", according to scifi.stackexchange.com/. So, we can figure that "the workers" are assimilate with "conquered people", which lost their honour, being defeated. That is just my humble opinion.


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

I wonder what is the relation between working and a jerk? Is there an interesting story behind it or is it just a coincidence?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/DavidTrimb3

I don't think any story has been given to us, but it is interesting that these rhyming English words translate into homophonous Klingon words.

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