[tlhIngan Hol] Klingon Word of the Day: lotlhmoq

Steven Boozer sboozer at uchicago.edu
Mon Aug 15 06:07:02 PDT 2016

> Klingon Word of the Day for Saturday, August 13, 2016
> Klingon word: lotlhmoq
> Part of speech: noun
> Definition: a bird that swoops into the water in order to catch food, but
> cannot swim
> Source: HQ (10:4 p4)

First referenced in Keith R.A. DeCandido's _Enemy Territory_.  Later defined in the glossary to his _Klingon Empire: A Burning House_ (KEBH) as:  Predatory bird native to Qo'noS that swoops into the water to catch food.

Qal 			swim (v)

  naDev jIQal vIneH; Qobbe''a' bIQ?
  Is it safe to swim here?  (TNK)

HaH'egh 		soak oneself (slang) (v)

(KGT 91):  The verb {HaH} [...] is now often used in the more general sense of "soak, drench". It is frequently heard in the reflexive form ({HaH'egh} "soak oneself") in reference to such activities as drinking a great deal, which has positive connotations, and bathing, an occasional undertaking with negative connotations.

(TKW 35):  The negative associations with water might also be seen when Worf remarked to Counselor Deanna Troi, "Swimming is too much like bathing."

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