[tlhIngan Hol] Klingon Word of the Day: ghot

Steven Boozer sboozer at uchicago.edu
Mon Aug 22 07:10:01 PDT 2016

> Klingon Word of the Day for Monday, August 22, 2016
> Klingon word: ghot
> Part of speech: noun
> Definition: person (humanoid)

ghotpu' tamey 
Personnel Files STC

reH tay' ghot tuqDaj je 
One is always of his tribe.
("A person and his house are always together"). TKW

ghotvam Ho'lu'. 'ej muSlu' 
A man to admire... and hate. (ST5 notes)

wey jolpat: wa' (jav ghotpu') 
Personnel Transporter - 1 (6 Man) KBoP

vaj ruS cher 'Iw rap cha' ghot HoS rap cha' ghot vuD chen yIn ruS 
So the bond was sealed in blood of two equal in body and thought, the bond of life. PB

Note the synonym {nuv} "person (humanoid)":

butlh ghajbogh nuv'e' yIHo' 
Admire the person with dirt under his fingernails. TKW

ngIq nuv luHoH 
they killed the warriors one by one. ('U'-OPERA)

ngIq tonSaw' lo' SaD law' San chenmoH qeylIS wej boghbogh nuvpu' San chenmoH 
In one single move, Kahless decided the fate Of thousands, and those to come. PB

tlheDDI' quvmoHmeH veng HeHDaq lutlha' SaD law' nuvpu' 
Thousands followed him to the edge of the city, to bid him farewell. PB

jatlh 'e' mevDI' nuvpu' mejmoH ghaH ratlh be'nalDaj luqara' neH. 
After his last words, all were sent away, but his wife Lukara. PB

nuv 'umHa' leghchugh veqlargh ngoS nuv 'umHa' 
Those unfit disintegrate at the glance of Fek'lhr PB

quv vuv nuv pagh ghajbogh neH 
Honor is for those with nothing to lose! PB

Other than the fact that Okrand prefers {nuv} in the {paq'batlh} & {'u'} libretto} - 6 known examples to 1 - the difference from {ghot} is unclear (at least to me).

HoSDo' 	energy beings (n)
yoq 		humanoid (n)
Dep 		being [nonhumanoid] (n)
chuD 		people, kin, member of the same group or tribe or clan (n)

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

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