Humanoid. Elaborate facial structure. Along midline of forehead (nose to hairline), and covering one-third its width, a row
of purple-tinged rectangular scutes.
Flora and Fauna:
Alvera trees - Sacred cultural treasures that were 300 years old. The Kreetassans had Alvera trees
outside their Hall of Diplomacy. "A Night in Sickbay" [ENT]
They wear robes and elaborate necklaces.
Kreetassans eat only in private; to be seen putting food in one's mouth is a great insult.
It was the most complex language Sato had yet encountered, and she projected her feelings of failure
onto T'pol, interpreting T'Pol's actions as second-guessing and a lack of confidence in her.
Sato discovers that even though Context is critical in every language, Kreetassan has the most subtle
variations that she's ever seen; The same word can have a dozen different meanings. (Technically,
the Kreetassans would perceive them as a dozen *different* words; it's only the non-native
speaker's insensitivity to the relevant variations that blurs them together.] For example, the words
for "eat" and "mate" are nearly identical -- The concepts of "eat" and "mate" being contained in
one such word, the difference being whether the first syllable is emphasized or not.)
tostka = (we are) insult(-ed)
hwajat = eat
HWAjat = mate
las? = What
did we do wrong?
Hwajat ajhak jahs! = You eat like you mate.
Sasooratt! = (We desire to leave.)
Jhaaratun yiitooratt loorii = Whatever we've done to offend you, I apologize.
Pale green-grey, spindle or elongated teardrop, about half the length of Ent's saucer.
Telescoping cylindrical docking tube at the "equator";
spindle-shaped prow extending from the "forward pole";
"forward hemisphere" about four times the length of the aft.
Several elongated bulges along the dorsal midline, one set into a notch.
A single row of windows along the docking-tube deck.
Sweeping strakes along each side, ventral to that deck.
2151: The Kreetassans who have been invited aboard Enterprise for a first contact meeting are insulted
when they discover that humans "eat like they mate".
"Vox Sola" [ENT]
Individuals of Note:
Kreetassan Captain (Vaugn Armstrong)
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