[tlhIngan Hol] Klingon Word of the Day: ghal

Steven Boozer sboozer at uchicago.edu
Wed Dec 20 07:19:56 PST 2017

Klingon word: ghal
Part of speech: verb
Definition: envy, be jealous (of)
Source: HQ:v8n3p4

  qepHomDaq jIHtaHbe'.  Saghal. 
  ([untranslated] MO to qepHom 2013)

Okrand in HQ 8.3:4:
   It is used in such sentences as:  
       jIghal 		"I am jealous"
       choghal 		"you envy me, you are jealous of me" 
       torgh vIghal 	"I am jealous of Torg"
   There is also an idiomatic phrase which conveys the idea of jealousy:
   {SuD veqlargh mInDu'}. Literally, this means "Fek'lhr's eyes are yellow/
   green", but it is used to express the idea that somebody is jealous. It
   would be used in an exchange such as: 
       A:  loSmaH romulusngan SuvwI'pu' HoHta' qeng.
       B:  SuD veqlargh mInDu'.
       A:  Kang killed 40 Romulan warriors.
       B:  Somebody is jealous!
   Speaker "B" is saying that speaker "A" is jealous of Kang.

qur 		be greedy (v)

Ca'Non Master of the Klingons

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