[tlhIngan Hol] Klingon Word of the Day: Heghtay

Steven Boozer sboozer at uchicago.edu
Tue Apr 25 06:54:07 PDT 2017

Anthony Appleyard
> <a.appleyard at btinternet.com> wrote:
> > "bey SeQ lujach" looks like 3 verbs chained together to produce the
> effect of adverbials: "they shout ritualistically howlingly".
> {bey} is a noun. {SeQ} is a verb of quality used in the manner of an
> English adjective. {bey SeQ} is a "ceremonial howl".

The noun {bey} is also used three more times on SkyBox card S31:

Hegh bey 
Death Howl (S31 title)

beyHom bey bey'a' jachtaH latlh tlhInganpu' 
others [Klingons] roar in a great crescendo. (S31)

yay 'oS bey.  'IQ pagh.  Heghpu'bogh latlhpu' ghuHmoH
  bey.  ghoS tlhIngan SuvwI' maq. 
This yell is victorious in nature, rather than mournful
 and also serves to warn the other dead that a Klingon
 warrior is coming. (S31)

AFAIK there are no other examples of {SeQ} "be formal/ ritualistic/ ceremonial", but {SeQHa'} "be informal" appears in TalkNow!: {yIvbeH SeQHa'} "T-shirt".

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

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