[tlhIngan Hol] Klingon Word of the Day: Dut

Steven Boozer sboozer at uchicago.edu
Tue Apr 25 06:39:03 PDT 2017

> Klingon Word of the Day for Monday, April 24, 2017
> Klingon word: Dut
> Part of speech: verb
> Definition: slam down (object is the thing slammed down)
> Source: qepHom 2015 p.19

Lieven interviewed Okrand (posted 10/29/2015): 

MO: A stamp (rubber stamp, a tool/device, not postage stamp) is a {toqwIn}. To use a stamp, you ink it up and then you {Dut} it ("slam [it] down"). The word for ink is {rItlh}, and the ink pad is called {rItlh 'echlet}. The image that results from using a rubber stamp is {yang}.

LL: When you ink it up, do you simply {Dut} it into the {rItlh 'echlet}?

MO: Yes, but there is a way to say that you're applying ink. To "ink up" a rubber stamp is to {laS} it. This verb is also used to refer to putting paint on a {rItlh naQ}. Maltz said that there's a slang term for this action also: {pID}.

LL: Can the verb {Dut} "slam down" be used for other things, too?

MO: Yes, like when you're angry, you "slam down" the phone. The verb {Dut} is not exclusive to the use of a stamp, right.

LL: So the stamp is the object of the verb {Dut}. The object is not the paper:
   toqwIn vIDut.
   I slam down the stamp. 

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

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