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Discovery T-shirt

Back of the shirt
Since July 2019 there is a T-shirt available on the German catalogue EMP with a Klingon phrase from Star Trek: Discovery (1). The front of it shows a large trefoil, the back shows a phrase taken from Star Trek: Discovery.

A similar shirt is sold on Amazon, apparently directly from Star Trek. On this one, the text and trefoil are on the front side of the shirt, but the used design is identical. On the preview image, the license text is clearly visible. (2)


The used font is a not yet published one, but obviously based on the known pIqaD. he creator of the font is not known, but it is very easy to read and very recognisible.

The article description clearly shows what the phrase means, i.e. "Remain Klingon" used in the first episode of DSC. When applying the font, the designer obviously was not aware of the usage or the meaning of the letters, not knowing that tlh and ng are single sounds written by one single symbol, so they are displayed incorrectly on the shirt as three letters t+l+H resp. n+g. That means that the phrase tlhIngan maH taHjaj is written as tlHInghan maH taHjaj.

The comparison using pIqaD makes the error a lot more visible:
  • T-shirt: tlhingan mah tahjaj
  • correct: xifan mah tahjaj

See also


1 : Verkaufseite für das klassische T-Shirt auf, abgerufen am 18.08.2019

2 : Star Trek Discovery Remain Klingon Empire Pin Graphic Tee auf, retrieved on August 20, 2019

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Category: Appearance    Latest edit: 27 Aug 2019, by KlingonTeacher    Created: 27 Aug 2019 by KlingonTeacher
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