From: Marc Okrand [email protected]
Newsgroups: startrek.klingon
Date: Wed, 17 Jun 1998 00:01:58 -0400
Subject: Re: "cleric" -- Dr. Okrand?

Qov wrote:
Wolf Klauschie wrote ...
Is there a word for cleric? How about High Cleric?

A cleric is a person ordained for religious duties.

In the absence of a specific word for cleric (I don't know of any
published word) I might use
lalDan ghojmoHwI' - teacher of religion
lalDan tay DevwI' - leader of a religion ceremony
lalDan Sov choqwI' - preserver of religious knowledge
qeylIS SuvwI' - warrior of Kahless
... depending on what I meant.

I was going to respond to Khaywolf's original question by asking a question
of my own in order to pin down exactly how Khaywolf wants to use the term
translated as "cleric." Can the term be applied as broadly as the English
word "cleric," or does it refer to something more specific or specialized?

But before I got to it, Qov managed (as usual!) to come up with some really
good suggestions.

There may be a word for "cleric" (in some sense) we don't know yet. I'll
wait to hear back from anyone who wants to provide clarification about what,
exactly, a Klingon cleric is/does, and then I'll check to see if there's a
good word for that.