[tlhIngan Hol] Klingon Word of the Day: pIvghor

Steven Boozer sboozer at uchicago.edu
Wed Jun 29 06:18:00 PDT 2016

mayqel qunenoS :
> I really liked these two, because of their use of {Sum] :
>    pIvghor yIchu' 'ej Duj Sumqu' yIjaH
>    Warp to the nearest vessel. MKE
>    pIvghor yIchu' 'ej HoSHal Sumqu' yIjaH
>    Advance to the nearest energy source. MKE

I agree, {-qu'} (emphatic) is often underestimated and overlooked.  Here are some more:

  bortaS nIvqu' 'oH bortaS'e' 
  Revenge is the best revenge. TKW

  yIntaHbogh qagh jablu'DI' reH nIvqu' qagh 
  Gagh is always best when served live. TKW  

  yIntaHbogh tlhIngan Soj tlhol jablu'DI' tIvqu'lu' 
  Klingon food is best when served fresh and live. S21

  Hay'chu' luneHqu' vaj pe'vIl joqqu' cha' tlhIngan tIqDu' 
  Both Klingon hearts beat, at their strongest, in lust for blood. (PB 167)

... and a few other examples of {-qu'} used imaginatively:

  tIqIpqu' 'ej nom tIqIp 
  Hit them hard and hit them fast. TKW

  nom yIghoSqu'!
  Maximum speed. ST5

  jar DamaSqu'bogh yIngu' 
  What/which is your favorite month? 
  ("Identify the month that you very much prefer!") (st.k 12/12/96)

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

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