[tlhIngan Hol] Klingon Word of the Day: tlhoy' SaS

Steven Boozer sboozer at uchicago.edu
Thu Nov 3 07:28:38 PDT 2016

> Klingon Word of the Day for Thursday, November 03, 2016
> Klingon word: tlhoy' SaS
> Part of speech: noun
> Definition: ceiling/floor between stories

AFAIK never used in a sentence.

(st.k 12/7/98)  In a multistory structure, the stories are separated by what Klingon architects and builders call a {tlhoy' SaS} "horizontal wall". The side of this "wall" which is the bottom of the upper story is the {rav} "floor"; the side which is the top of the lower story is the {rav'eq} "ceiling" (based on {rav} "floor" plus {'eq}, an element otherwise unknown (there is no evidence it is connected to {'eq} "be early").

(HQ 8.1:7-12):  Similarly, though in general {rav'eq} "ceiling" refers to the ceiling of a room that has a room above it, it may also be used for the ceiling of a room on the top floor, even though there is no corresponding {rav} and no {tlhoy' SaS}."

(HQ 8.3:2-4):  There are two special terms for the top of a room, or ceiling. {rav'eq} refers to the ceiling of any room (though, more narrowly, it refers to the ceiling of a room that has a room above it, as in a multistory structure); {pa' beb} refers specifically to the ceiling of a room which is on the top (or only) story of a structure. It is possible to use {'aqroS} to refer to a ceiling, through the other two terms are more common.

beb			roof (n)

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