The “Darmok” Glossary

July 15, 2016

Tamarian logbook

Darmok and Jalad at Tanagra – A danger shared might bring two people together

Darmok and Jalad on the ocean – friendship formed

on the ocean – working/living

Temba, his arms open – give to me/take from me

Temba… at rest – Keep it

his sails unfurled – ???

Sokath, his eyes open – success or understanding

Shaka, when the walls fell – failure

Kiazi’s children, their faces wet – There’s no point in crying… it’s all over but the crying?

Kira at Bashi – tell me/inform me…

Temarc. The river Temarc. In winter – Be still/be quiet/calm down

Zinda! His face black! His eyes red! – I am angry? This is the end? Death approaches?

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  • Daniel Nightingale

    his sails unfurled??? I think this may mean to go, or to move.

    • Reese

      “Let’s blow this canoe club.”

  • Low Mileage Pit Woofie

    His Sails Unfurled: We need a regular Love Boat podcast.

  • Mark Rodriguez

    I believe Daniel is quite correct. “His sails unfurled” logically indicates what happens to a boat, when it’s sails are unfurled: movement or leaving, specifically.

  • CmdrR

    His sails unfurled: You got it, Bub. Let’s do this thing.

  • sails unfurled…”go or progress in a certain direction”?

  • So interesting to have closed captioning. As I recorded these onto VHS back in 1991 when I was 19, there were many times, I thought…”huh??!!” not just this episode either too!!