[tlhIngan Hol] Klingon Word of the Day: pop

Steven Boozer sboozer at uchicago.edu
Mon Feb 27 10:30:23 PST 2017

> Klingon Word of the Day for Saturday, February 25, 2017
> Klingon word: pop
> Part of speech: noun
> Definition: reward
> Source: HQ:v12n3p9

jonlu'meH wo'maj pop tIn law' Hoch tIn puS 
Our Empire's highest bounty has been placed
  on his head. (ST5 notes)

SoHvaD quvwI' qem Hegh 'e' wIvDI'
  Hegh pop Hevchugh quvwI' 
The honorable will be rewarded 
  After death chooses to bring them to you (PB)

loDnI'wI' bIHoHta'be'
  popwIj 'oH nach
  juHDaq porgh Daqem
My brother, you failed to kill,
  The head is my reward,
  You bring the carcass home.  (PB)

pop 'oH ghob'e' 
Virtue is the reward. TKW

[(TKW 47):  This proverb does not mean `Virtue is honor.' The use of the word pop suggests that virtue is the honor bestowed as a result of acting in a manner respectful of society's values, not simply advocating them. The Klingon word {pop} (reward) could refer to compensation or a prize of some sort, but it also means honor in the sense of recognition for a particular achievement or set of achievements.]

(HQ 12.3:9):  [Maltz] did add, however, that neither {quv} nor {batlh} was the same as {pop}, usually translated "reward" but sometimes translated honor in the sense of token of esteem, that is, formal recognition of an accomplishment or accomplishments.

"Are you waiting for the Klingons to post a reward so that you can collect?" (Kirk, TOS "Errand of Mercy")

The Klingon Judiciary placed a bounty of 9000 darseks for the capture of escaped convict Jonathan Archer, dead or alive, in 2153, which was considered "a fortune" by the Tellarite bounty hunter Skalaar. (ENT "Bounty")

van'a' 	award (n)
tev 		prize (n)
qav'ap 	rent, sum/amount (of money) (n)
voHDajbo' 	ransom, mortgage (n)
mIp 		wealth (n)

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

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