[tlhIngan Hol] Klingon Word of the Day: mIr

Steven Boozer sboozer at uchicago.edu
Thu Aug 11 07:09:51 PDT 2016

> Klingon Word of the Day for Thursday, August 11, 2016
> Klingon word: mIr
> Part of speech: noun
> Definition: chain

AFAIK never used in a sentence.

(KGT 150):  "As this word [{ghIgh}] literally means necklace, perhaps the slang usage is based on the old practice of identifying one's position within a military unit - for example, one's assignment on a ship - by means of a symbol hung on a chain worn around the neck.

A stylized chain printed on one's clothes was used as a symbol of slavery on PLANET 892-IV. (TOS "Bread and Circuses")

lupwI' mIr 	train (n)

  nuqDaq lupwI' mIr vItIj
  Where is the train station? (TalkNow!)

tlhegh 		line, rope (n)
SIrgh 		string, thread, filament (n)
ghIgh 		necklace (n)

For a link (in a chain) I use {Qeb} "ring (for finger)" or {gho} "circle, loop".

tlhIngan ghantoH pIn'a'
Ca'Non Master of the Klingons

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