S DI
di ] / [ di ]
Klingon letters:
di
Handwritten:
di

1. litter, rubble, debris

word type: noun, TKD chapter 3.

plural: This word is probably not countable.

Source

Addendum of The Klingon Dictionary p. 181
First used in Star Trek V: The Final Frontier (see list)

Canon examples

vaj toDuj Daj ngeHbej DI vI'.
Shooting space garbage is no test of a warrior's mettle. (Star Trek V: The Final Frontier, printed in TKW p. 104)

2. we-them
word type: pronominal prefix, TKD chapter 4.1.

Source

The Klingon Dictionary p. 33, 163

More Information

This word resulted from an error in Star Trek V: The Final Frontier. When the same phrase was used twice but with different subtitles, all of the words in that phrase got a new – second – meaning so that the grammar fits the translation. Read more about that sentence on the page Shooting space garbage...

Compare:

original version:
vaj toDDujDaj ngeHbej DIvI'.
"That means the Federation will be sending a rescue ship of its own."

adapted version:
vaj toDuj Daj ngeHbej DI vI'.
"Shooting space garbage is no test of a warrior's mettle."

The originally provided translation of that second phrase can be found in the ST5-notes.

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Definition of {DI}
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https://klingon.wiki/Word/DI
Retrieved 23 Jan 2022

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Latest edit: 04 Oct 2019, by KlingonTeacher
Created: 04 Oct 2019, by KlingonTeacher

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