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

Steven Boozer sboozer at uchicago.edu
Mon Sep 19 06:32:54 PDT 2016

> Klingon Word of the Day for Sunday, September 18, 2016
> Klingon word: matlhHa'
> Part of speech: verb
> Definition: be disloyal

Qu' buSHa'chugh SuvwI', batlhHa' vangchugh, qoj 
  matlhHa'chugh, pagh ghaH SuvwI''e' 
If a warrior ignores duty, acts dishonorably, or 
  is disloyal, he is nothing. TKW

matlhHa'; romuluSngan rur 
disloyal as a Romulan KGT

matlhHa'lu'chugh vaj Doghlu' 'e' yaymeH molor 
[translation unavailable] (PB p.173)

Cf. {matlh} "be loyal" (v):

qorDu' SaHlu'chugh 'ej matlhlu'chugh vaj wa'
 tlhIngan ghob potlhqu' 
devotion and loyalty to family is one of the most
 important Klingon virtues. S13

matlh SuvwI'pu' 
Warriors are loyal. KGT

yoHbogh matlhbogh je SuvwI' Say'moHchu' may' 'Iw 
The blood of battle washes clean the warrior brave
 and true. (Anthem)

yab matlh muvchuqghach Sorgh vay' 'e' vIbotjaj. 
Let me not to the marriage of true minds admit
 impediments. (Sonnet 116)

magh  	betray, act against
'ur 		commit treason
Daw' 		revolt
choS 		desert
QuS 		conspire
yuD  		be dishonest

'Il 		be sincere
yuDHa' 	be honest

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

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