[tlhIngan Hol] A question on {Qatlh}

Steven Boozer sboozer at uchicago.edu
Mon Nov 14 07:03:25 PST 2016

From my notes:

qIpmeH Qatlh'a'
Difficult to hit? ST5

wIqIpmeH Qatlh'a'
Difficult to hit? (ST5 Notes)]

Most difficult. ST5

motlh ray' luSamlaHmeH De' Qatlh cha' tlhIngan
Duj jIH'a'
The main viewer on a Klingon ship is usually
overlaid with a complex target acquisition grid. SP3

(KGT 179):  For example, among Klingons, a task that is difficult ({Qatlh}) is more highly valued than one that is easy ({ngeD}).

(KGT 159):  the verb suffix {-qu'}, which is used for emphasis (compare {Qatlh}, “difficult”, and {Qatlhqu'}, “very difficult”).

Examples of Okrand’s use of “complex” in KGT:

(TKD 59):  As in any language, Klingon sentences range from the very simple and straightforward to the very complex and convoluted.

(KGT 75):  Wind instruments… range from the simple flute or fife ({Dov'agh}), generally crafted from a bone, to the highly complex {meSchuS}. This is a very large instrument, not at all easily moved from place to place, which consists of a network of interlocking tubes.

let       be hard (as a rock) (v)
nap       be simple (v)
ngeD           be easy (v)

On Behalf Of mayqel qunenoS
Sent: Saturday, November 12, 2016 5:12 AM

the word {Qatlh} means:

a. "to be difficult", as in "it is difficult to see you in pain".
b. "to be difficult", as in "this mathematical problem is very difficult".
c. "to be complicated", as in "the situation that we're facing is quite complicated".
d. "to be complicated", as in "this system's backup method is quite complicated".

or all of the above ?

ghoghwIj HablI'vo' vIngeHta'
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