[tlhIngan-Hol] Klingon Word of the Day: toqwIn

Steven Boozer sboozer at uchicago.edu
Mon Jun 6 06:43:56 PDT 2016

> Klingon Word of the Day for Saturday, June 04, 2016
> Klingon word: toqwIn
> Part of speech: noun
> Definition: (rubber) stamp
> Source: qepHom 2015 p.19

Lieven Lietaer talks with Marc Okrand about the new words from qepHom 2015 (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 'echlet}?

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}.

LL: Can the verb {Dut} "slam down" be used for other things, too?

MO: Yes, like when you're angry, you "slam down" the phone. The verb {Dut} is not exclusive to the use of a stamp, right.

LL: So the stamp is the object of the verb {Dut}. The object is not the paper:
	  {toqwIn vIDut.}
	   I slam down the stamp.


tlhIngan ghantoH pIn'a'
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