[tlhIngan Hol] new words qepHom 2016 (wishlist)

Lieven levinius at gmx.de
Mon Nov 7 02:06:59 PST 2016

At this year's qepHom, we received lots of new words. Some of them were 
wishes by qepHom attendees and others. Others were used in Andrew 
Miller's Art presentation in a Museum of Pittsburgh, which happened on 
the same weekend. Marc Okrand gave me the list in english alphabetical 
order, so for reading convenience I re-arranged them in a somehow 
logical order. Few words had more explanations, here they are:

These were wishes from the students.

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For "effect" (as in Doppler Effect), use the name for the effect 
followed by {wanI'} ("phenomenon"). So the Maltz Effect would be {matlh 
wanI'}. (Maltz said there's no such thing as the "Maltz Effect." He just 
made that up to use as an example. I suspect, though, that people at the 
qepHom might have ideas about what the {matlh wanI'} might be.)

Diseases are named in a similar fashion. If there is such an ailment as 
"Maltz Disease" (or Maltz's Disease), it would be {matlh rop}.

The regular word for "teacher" is {ghojmoHwI'}. A teacher held in high 
esteem, of higher rank than other teachers in the same institution, 
could be {ghojmoHwI' quv} or {ghojmoHwI' Han} (v. "be learned, 
scholarly, erudite"). Probably the highest standing of all is a 
{'a'ghen}, which can be translated as "master teacher" or "professor."

"Voyage cancellation insurance" was an odd concept for Maltz.
But he said that {leng chach mab} ("voyage emergency contract") might 
cover it. {leng chach mab} is not a term or phrase he had heard before, 
but he said Klingons would understand it meant an agreement about who's 
respon-sible for what if something goes wrong during a journey.

zombie	{yInbogh lom}
vampire	{'Iw remwI'}
made using the verb "suck" (e.g. through straw) {rem}

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[note: Klingon words were written in bold face. I've added brackets for 
format-free emails]

Lieven L. Litaer
aka Quvar valer 'utlh
Grammarian of the KLI

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