[tlhIngan Hol] Klingon Word of the Day: 'uSu'

Steven Boozer sboozer at uchicago.edu
Mon Oct 17 07:12:04 PDT 2016

> Klingon Word of the Day for Monday, October 17, 2016
> Klingon word: 'uSu'
> Part of speech: noun
> Definition: sauce for *gladst*

(KCD):  A dish native to the original inhabitants of Taganika. When the Eight Houses began their rule of this sector, all the natives from Taganika were banished to outlying planets. The Klingons, however, adopted a number of their local dishes.

(KGT 27):  in all regions, the word {vIychorgh} means "juice" or "sap"--that is, the liquid from a plant. In some regions, however, its meaning has been extended to also include any liquid that accompanies food, as if a general term for sauce ... instead of using the term {'uSu'} for the sauce traditionally offered with *gladst*, {tlhatlh vIychorgh} (literally, "*gladst* juice") is used.

(KGT 100):  if a dish comes with a sauce, it is appropriate to use as much or as little sauce as one desires.

Japanese light soy sauce (often served in restaurants) is called Usu sauce (*usu-kuchi shoya*).

qettlhup 		an all-purpose sauce (n) 		
ghapoq 		another all-purpose sauce (n)
ghevI' 		*qagh* sauce (n)
Se'tu' 		saucepan (n)

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

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