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In 2153, Charles "Trip" Tucker and Malcolm Reed discovered a carrying case which had Denobulan writing on it. Tucker recalled having seen similar characters in Phlox's medical books. (ENT: "The Breach")
Examples of spoken Denobulan Edit
"Ya-krip mai kaam/ arum re ta/ oo-chi ban galuu/ ma-reet suut-val/ suut-val, suut-val/ ma-reet suut-val!"
Taa ke mai loo! BAK! See rem tahlaa! Treyst Berat kara tok ah see!
Phlox and Hoshi SatoEdit
- How are your patients?
Pa-kari ti t'em pra sah. Deet arum ta sarabet.
- Their condition is grave. But they're resting for now.
Ree-ta ah l'kem far ah-bool.
- I'm sure you'll find a way to help them.
Fahr dee'ka em toona mek. Prah-vit.
- Your syntax is improving. Continue.
Daam naav sa-ku?
- Do you like the food?
U-raan ti n'got daam. Kar suut-val...
- The sauce is good... but I don't care for this vegetable...
Eggplant N'dah taa-huru. Mai ach chi ban-galuu.
- Eggplant's not a vegetable, it's a nostril.
(In English, Phlox says, "It's a nostril?")
- A fruit.
(In English, Hoshi says, "I've noticed you and Crewman Cutler spending a lot of time together. Is there something going on between you two?")
(In English, Phlox says, "In Denobulan, please.")
Mai phuul... jaa-uu-gah?
- Are you two... mating?
(In English, Phlox says, "I believe the word you're searching for is 'dating.'")
Mai phuul jaa-duus-rah?
- Are you dating?
(In English, Hoshi says, "Well, are you?")
- Well, are you?
Deet re-saah. Ti poolem kee.
- I'm not exactly sure.
(In English, Hoshi says, "There are ways you can tell.")
Duhfku t'raht velar ah t'yem esa wor? Ootet a'rem berat see kara...
- Does she want to spend time with you? Does she find excuses to...
(In English, Hoshi continues, "...to make physical contact?")
(In English, Phlox says, "Well, she did kiss me on the cheek the other night.")
(In English, Hoshi responds, "In Denobulan, Doctor.")
E'tem ur jim-far?
- Do you have any advice?
Y'sah ree far akall... m'jem prah-tyree.
- I think you make a very cute... washboard.
Hibernation utterance Edit
Do'sani! Do'sani, yo-to aruda!
Feezal and Hoshi Edit
Denobulan Fahrda noov toona mek Phlox.
- Doctor Phlox has been teaching me Denobulan.
- I'm impressed.
Dee-ka em suut-val mai prah-vit.
- I'm still having trouble with the transitive verbs.
Background information Edit
The Denobulan language features in a deleted scene from ENT: "Minefield", in which Phlox advises Hoshi Sato that, although she meanwhile has some minor wounds, they should continue their Denobulan lessons. In the final draft script of "Minefield", it was repeatedly indicated that concentrating on Sato's learning of Denobulan was one way Phlox tacitly tried to motivate Sato into thinking about other things than her injuries. Denobulan vocabulary established during the scene includes the following:
- The thyroid gland.
- The hypothalamus.
- This could be mistaken for the "big toe".
- The xiphoid process.
There was also a Denobulan word (though not used on screen) for the "pericardium". Phlox estimated that this was "simpler" to remember than the Denobulan statement meaning the "xiphoid process". (ENT: "Minefield" deleted scene)