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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  1. Daniel Nightingale says:

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

  2. Low Mileage Pit Woofie says:

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

  3. Mark Rodriguez says:

    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.

  4. CmdrR says:

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

  5. deaddropsd says:

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

  6. deaddropsd says:

    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!!