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

Steven Boozer sboozer at uchicago.edu
Thu Jan 19 07:13:34 PST 2017

> Klingon Word of the Day for Thursday, January 19, 2017
> Klingon word: joqwI'
> Part of speech: noun
> Definition: flag

lujang meQboghnom 'oH yeqchuqchu'taHghach Daw' je joqwI' 
They reply it is the {meQboghnom}, the banner of unity
 and revolution. PB

(HQ 10.4):  Maltz pointed out that, in flight, a bird's wings {laq} (the bird is said to {laqmoH} its wings), but when a banner or sail flaps, the correct word to use is {joq} "flap, flutter, wave." 

(Lieven < MO, 1/09/2012):  {tlhIm} is commonly used for a fabric wall hanging (that might, for example, have a picture of the Klingon emblem on it). If a piece of cloth is displayed at the end of a pole, it is considered a {joqwI'} ("flag"); a {tlhIm} covers some sort of surface.

Vertical ceremonial banners were seen at the Kot'baval festival held at the Klingon outpost on Maranga IV. (TNG "Firstborn") 

Nomen agentis from {joq} "flap, flutter, wave; beat (i.e. heart)":

SuSmo' joqtaH 
It is fluttering in the breeze.
("Due to the breeze, it [a flag] is fluttering.") TKD

{joq} is also used for beat (i.e. heart) in the paq'batlh:

Hay'chu' luneHqu' vaj pe'vIl joqqu' cha' tlhIngan tIqDu' 
Both Klingon hearts beat, at their strongest, in lust
 for blood. PB

Suto'vo'qor botlhDaq pe'vIl joqchu'taH quvbogh 'ej
 valbogh tIqDu' tIQ
 [translation unavailable] PB

joqtaHbogh molor tIqDu' 
Molor's still-beating hearts PB

Hochlogh Dat joqtaHjaj. 
May it [a heart] forever beat, anywhere. PB

vIH 		move, be in motion (v)
'al 		float (in/on air) (v)

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

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