[tlhIngan Hol] Klingon Word of the Day: DoQ

Steven Boozer sboozer at uchicago.edu
Mon Oct 3 07:20:54 PDT 2016

> Klingon Word of the Day for Monday, October 03, 2016
> Klingon word: DoQ
> Part of speech: verb
> Definition: claim (territory)
> Source: TKD

chay' 'etlh DoQ nuch 
How does a coward claim a sword? (PB)

'etlh DoQDI' meQchu'pu' che'rupbogh 
his promised kingdom will be ash by the time he
 claims the sword (PB) 

Since in our two known examples "sword" is the object of {DoQ}, "territory" is apparently just an example to distinguish one type of claim from another - e.g. "he claims to have cured cancer".  See {maq} "proclaim", {ja'} "tell, report". 

yer 		territory (n)

The Tellun Star System containing the Class-M planets Elas {'elas} and Troyius {Doy'yuS} is in a border area also claimed by the Klingon Empire. As of 2268, the two worlds had been at war with each other for years. (TOS "Elaan of Troyius")

tlhIngan ghantoH pIn'a'
Ca'Non Master of the Klingons

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