[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

(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.

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

HoH 		killing (n)

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

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

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