[tlhIngan Hol] Klingon Word of the Day: qop

André Müller esperantist at gmail.com
Mon Oct 31 11:33:48 PDT 2016

It doesn't necessarily take a centralized police force to arrest someone.
Simple security officers would take up this position on starships, and I
suppose Qo'noS might have something similar (remember the Klingon forces
hunting Harrison in Star Trek Into Darkness) and then threatening/warning
the Enterprise crewmembers.

After Kirk and McCoy failed to keep chancellor Gorkon alive, they were
taken into custody by the crew of the Klingon ship. This act could well be
described as {qop}.

- André

2016-10-31 19:25 GMT+01:00 Ed Bailey <bellerophon.modeler at gmail.com>:

> On Mon, Oct 31, 2016 at 11:48 AM, Steven Boozer <sboozer at uchicago.edu>
> wrote:
>> > Klingon Word of the Day for Monday, October 31, 2016
>> >
>> > Klingon word: qop
>> > Part of speech: verb
>> > Definition: arrest
>> AFAIK never used in a sentence.
> And I see no evidence in Star Trek that Klingons have any kind of
> permanent police force, though suspects are taken into custody and courts
> are convened to try them.
> So perhaps {qop} is used in the more general sense of the word "arrest,"
> causing motion or some other process to be halted. One might then say
> ?{HachchoHghach qoplu'bogh} for arrested development.
> ~mIp'av
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