[tlhIngan Hol] Klingon Word of the Day: malja'

Steven Boozer sboozer at uchicago.edu
Thu Dec 14 07:23:18 PST 2017

Klingon word: malja'
Part of speech: noun
Definition: business
Source: TKD

  batlh malja' DaHuq 
  You transact business honorably. (PK)

  Paramount Pictures malja' permey bIH Star Trek pong'e' Deghmey'e' je 
  "Star Trek" and related marks are trademarks of Paramount Pictures. 
    (SkyBox Copyright)

 (TKW 213):  Tellingly, there is no known Klingon word for "browse," at least as applied to matters of commerce. 


GUARD:  He is a Vulcanian [sic!] merchant, mainly concerned with how he will
	    carry on business under our occupation.
KOR:	  He will find that business has taken a turn for the worse.  (TOS "Errand of Mercy")

"You've tried to hem us in, cut off vital supplies, strangle our trade! You've been asking for war!" (Kor to Kirk, TOS "Errand of Mercy")

"It's a pleasure doing business with you, Mr. Spock." (Kirk, TOS "Errand of Mercy")

"We were engaging in a simple business transaction." (B'Etor, TNG "Firstborn")

(KGT 1):   both commerce and intellectual exchange are slowly returning to the levels that had been attained prior to the hostilities.

malja' qeS  	commercial (n)  (DSC Netflix)
malja' per 	trademark (n)
Se'vIr malja' 	publishing house, publisher (n)

Suy 		merchant (n)
HuchQeD 	economics (n)
laSvargh	factory (n)
mech 		trade (v)
tlhong 		bargain, barter (v)

Ca'Non Master of the Klingons

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