[tlhIngan Hol] ra'ghom

nIqolay Q niqolay0 at gmail.com
Thu Aug 3 09:42:09 PDT 2017

{ra'ghom} doesn't appear in any dictionaries yet. But if you work back from
the components of {ra'ghomquv} and look at the original English, I think
it's not too hard to figure out the intent.

{ra'ghomquv} looks like {ra'} "command (v)", {ghom} "group", and {quv} "be
honored", so it means something like "honored command group". Presumably
it's some holdover from an archaic way of forming compound words. {quv} is
a usual Klingon way of describing the most important of something (for
instance, {vutwI' quv} "head chef").

Without the {quv}, then, {ra'ghom} suggests a command group, though not the
most important commanders involved (who, in the case of the Apollo mission,
are probably back in Houston). In other words, {ra'ghom} means "command" in
the sense of "a group of officers exercising control over a particular
group or operation".

On Thu, Aug 3, 2017 at 12:29 PM, mayqel qunenoS <mihkoun at gmail.com> wrote:

> On another thread, our honorable Canon master shared with us the sentence:
> tera' jar Soch, DIS wa' Hut jav Hut, maSDaq SaqmeH Qu' wa'Dich HochHom
> turlu'taHvIS, wej logh lengwI'pu' pa'mey 'oH APOLLO wa'maH wa' ra'ghom
> bobcho' COLOMBIA'e'.
> The Apollo 11 Command Module, Columbia, was the living quarters for
> the three-person crew during most of the first manned lunar landing
> mission in July 1969.  (NASM)
> maj..
> But what the jay' is {ra'ghom} ? All I knew of, was the tkd's
> {ra'ghomquv} for "high command".
> qunnoq
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