In the beginning of "The Way of the Warrior," Klingons harass Morn, and Odo comes to his aid. One Klingon insults him in his own tongue. Garak tells him that "Odo has no mother." Is it known what the entire insult was?

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According to the script1, the line (with translation) is:

Drex: Lohd Zoss-lee chaw-KU sohk jaTAL? (Does your mother let you talk to men?)

Deep Space Nine Season 4 Episode 1: "The Way of the Warrior"

1 Archived by Star Trek Minutiae from "other published sources"

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    Those are all words from the Klingon language devised by Marc Okrand, though not in proper grammatical form or order: loD = man, SoSlI' = your mother, chaw'qu' = permit (emphatic), SoH = you, jatlh = speak. In Okrandian grammar, the sentence should be {loDvaD bIjatlh chaw''a' SoSlI'?} Commented Sep 23, 2016 at 8:59
  • That insult is awesome. It sounds Shakespearian. I love it and will use it myself at the proper time.
    – Morgan
    Commented Dec 4, 2019 at 5:49

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