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The planet of Kling?

If Kling was on the star chart doesn't this at least suggest it was a planet? --TOSrules 02:51, 21 Jul 2005 (UTC)

I suggest placing Kling in the Regions category instead of the Cities category in much the same way as Tomed. It seems pretty obvious to me that Kling would be somewhere higher than the level of a planet if we go by the star chart (the Encyclopedia is the only hint that it might be a city).--Tim Thomason 03:20, 1 December 2006 (UTC)

The city of Kling?

This comes from an earlier version of the article:

The city of Kling, later to be known as the First City, was established as the seat of power. Thus the word TlhIngan (meaning 'those of Kling') came to be the name for the race - Klingon.

This strikes me as sheer speculation based around the reference in TNG: "Heart of Glory" to "the traitors of Kling". However, without any definitive proof, the origin of the name "Klingon" is pure speculation.

Note: notwithstanding the meaning given to the word "Klingon" in the new language of the same name, the inspiration for the word might have a less obscure source: Esperanto. It is known that the creator of the Klingon language knew about Esperanto. The word "klingo" means "edge" like that of a knife, and when used in a sentence it can take the -n at the end, like in the following example: "I am contemplating the edge and its beauty", in Esperanto is "Mi kontemplas la klingon kaj gxian belecon". Given the relationship between cutting weapons and the Klingon culture, it is not surprising that the creator of the language would choose a word that (in Esperanto) means "edge" to be the name of the race and the language.

Interesting, but I think it merely a coincidence. Marc Okrand (if that is who is meant in the above) did not invent the word "Klingon". That was done in 1966; Okrand came on the scene in the early 1980s for the production of STIII. Aholland 15:08, 11 February 2006 (UTC)

I don't know if we're meant to be drawing from the ST Encyclopaedia here, but it does directly answer the question of Kling. Risking a flame or two: the Encyclopaedia article says that it's a district or city on Qo'noS, that the name was originally intended to be the name of the planet, but that "it was realized that the name sounded pretty silly" - which of course it does - so the planet was just called 'the Homeworld' until they named it Qo'noS for ST:VI. - 02:46, 11 July 2006 (UTC)

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