[tlhIngan Hol] Klingon Word of the Day: rItlh 'echlet

Steven Boozer sboozer at uchicago.edu
Thu Aug 25 07:27:44 PDT 2016

> Klingon Word of the Day for Thursday, August 25, 2016
> Klingon word: rItlh 'echlet
> Part of speech: noun
> Definition: ink pad
> Source: qepHom 2015 p.19

Lieven Litaer (LL) interviews Marc Okrand (posted 10/29/2015):

MO: A stamp (rubber stamp, a tool/device, not postage stamp)
     is a {toqwIn}. To use a stamp, you ink it up and then you
     {Dut} it ("slam [it] down"). The word for ink is {rItlh},
     and the ink pad is called {rItlh 'echlet}. The image that
     results from using a rubber stamp is {yang}. 
LL: When you ink it up, do you simply {Dut} it into the {rItlh
MO: Yes, but there is a way to say that you're applying ink. To
     "ink up" a rubber stamp is to {laS} it. This verb is also
     used to refer to putting paint on a {rItlh naQ}. Maltz said
     that there's a slang term for this action also: {pID}.

N.B. Don't confuse with {nItlh 'echlet} "computer keyboard" (revealed at qepHom 2014).

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