[tlhIngan Hol] Klingon Word of the Day: yach

Steven Boozer sboozer at uchicago.edu
Tue Aug 9 09:05:09 PDT 2016

Why not?  I imagine one can stroke many things (including the strings of an instrument).  E.g.

  QuptaHvIS targhDaj tlhay' yach 'e' tIv wo'rIv.
  Worf enjoyed petting his tame targ when young.

  QubtaHvIS pIj rolDaj yach 'e' tIv wo'rIv.
  Worf often liked to stroke his beard thoughtfully.

  tagha' nISwI' HIch Senpa' QIt leQ yachtaH wo'rIv.
  Worf slowly stroked the stud before finally firing
   ("thumbing") the disruptor pistol.


> -----Original Message-----
> From: tlhIngan-Hol [mailto:tlhingan-hol-bounces at lists.kli.org] On Behalf
> Of mayqel qunenoS
> Sent: Tuesday, August 09, 2016 9:55 AM
> so can we use {yach} for animals too ?
> Steven Boozer <sboozer at uchicago.edu> wrote:
> >> Klingon Word of the Day for Tuesday, August 09, 2016
> >>
> >> Klingon word: yach
> >> Part of speech: verb
> >> Definition: pet, stroke
> >
> > (KGT 76):  Each string is a {SIrgh}, a word also used for any thread or
> filament... To produce music, one may either pluck ({pang}) or strum
> ({yach}, which also means "stroke" or "pet") the strings. The tone
> produced is varied by touching the string or strings at various points
> while plucking or strumming. The verb used for this, perhaps translatable
> as to finger, is the same as the one used for wind instruments: {Heng}.
> >
> > Hot                     touch, feel (v)
> > chu'                    play [an instrument] (v)
> >
> > yachwI'                 brush (n)
> > jIb yachwI'       	 hairbrush (TNK)
> > Saj                     pet (n) [i.e. domesticated animal]
> >

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