[tlhIngan Hol] Klingon Word of the Day: chaQ

Steven Boozer sboozer at uchicago.edu
Mon Oct 17 06:55:22 PDT 2016

> Klingon Word of the Day for Saturday, October 15, 2016
> Klingon word: chaQ
> Part of speech: verb
> Definition: thrust upward with end of *bat'leth*

(KGT 59):  There is an extensive vocabulary for the moves associated with bat'leth use. To thrust or lunge toward one's opponent, for example, is {jop}. To deflect a thrust--that is, to parry--is {way'}. To thrust either end of the bat'leth (as opposed to the long part of the blade) upward is {chaQ}. To change the approximate orientation of the weapon from horizontal to vertical is {ngol}; the reverse is {lev}. To slide the blade of one's bat'leth along the blade of the opponent's weapon is {DIj}. To twirl or rotate the bat'leth is {jIrmoH} and to toss it from one hand to the other (the same word is used whether left to right or right to left) is {baQ}. 

yan 		wield, use or manipulate a sword (v)

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