[tlhIngan Hol] Klingon Word of the Day: yIb

kechpaja kechpaja at comcast.net
Wed Apr 26 11:12:37 PDT 2017


On Wed, Apr 26, 2017 at 03:19:13PM +0000, Steven Boozer wrote:
> > Klingon Word of the Day for Wednesday, April 26, 2017
> > 
> > Klingon word: yIb
> > Part of speech: noun
> > Definition: vent
> > Source: TKD
> 
> AFAIK never used in canon.
> 
> Not sure how this is different from the noun {ghImwI'} "exhaust", used one in the BOP Poster: 
> 
>   peng baHjan tuj ghImwI' 
>   heat exhaust for torpedo launcher (KBoP)
> 
> Is {yIb} more of an opening while {ghImwI'} - derived from {ghIm} "exile" - is an active device?

I would assume that a {ghImwI'} is a type of {yIb}. A vent doesn't
necessarily have to be used for getting rid of some substance, even
though that's what we normally think of when we hear the word. 
> 
> 
> SEE ALSO:
> taQbang 		exhaust (n) (waste?)
> pugh 			dregs (n)
> veQ			garbage (n)
> 
> tlhuch 		exhaust (v)
> vuj  			expel, eject (v) (qep'a' 2016)
> nIj 			leak (v)

Do we know what the argument structure of {nIj} is? Is the subject the
substance that's leaking, or the object from which it is leaking? 

> tlhuD 		emit (v)
> natlh 		use up (v)

What are the main semantic differences between {natlh} and {tlhuch}? 
Slash which sense of "exhaust" does {tlhuch} refer to (exhausting a
person, exhausting a resource, or emitting exhaust)? 

-SapIr 


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