[tlhIngan Hol] Klingon Word of the Day: chot

Steven Boozer sboozer at uchicago.edu
Mon Sep 26 06:45:22 PDT 2016


> Klingon Word of the Day for Saturday, September 24, 2016
> 
> Klingon word: chot
> Part of speech: verb
> Definition: murder

AFAIK the verb has never been used by Okrand in a sentence.

chotwI'  	murderer (n)

  chotwI' DaSamjaj 
  May you find the murderer. KGT

CULTURAL NOTES:
(KGT 110f.):  The *kut'luch* is a knife associated with Klingon assassins, so the imagery is one of a list, presumably in a specific order, of intended victims of the *kut'luch*. To determine one's place in Klingon society or to understand who has authority over whom, one must be aware of the {qutluch patlh} of the military, the government, the house with which one is associated, and so on.
 
(KGT 50f.):  As is well known, it is considered the duty of officers on Klingon ships to assassinate their immediate superior if the higher-ranking officer has been judged unfit to serve, perhaps as a consequence of neglecting his or her duty, demonstrating cowardice, or behaving dishonorably. This practice extends even to the captain of the ship.


SEE ALSO:
HoH 		kill (v)
muH 		execute, put to death (v)
Hegh		die (v)
HeghmoH 	be fatal (v)

HoH 		killing (n)


TREK TRIVIA:
"Murder is contrary to the laws of man and God." (M-5 Multitronic Unit, TOS "The Ultimate Computer")

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





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