[tlhIngan Hol] Klingon Word of the Day: 'IDnar lIlwI'

Steven Boozer sboozer at uchicago.edu
Mon Jul 31 08:41:37 PDT 2017

> Klingon Word of the Day for Monday, July 31, 2017
> Klingon word: 'IDnar lIlwI'
> Part of speech: noun
> Definition: stage magician
> Source: November 2016 email to Lieven

(Lieven, 11/25/16):  The most common way to refer to a magician, like Kalibo, is {mIn yuqwI'} ({yuq} is "outwit, outsmart") ... Another expression for magician is {'IDnar lIlwI'} ... "perform magic" (as Kalibo does) is {mIn yuq} or {'IDnar lIl}. 

As for actual or "real" magic:

(Lieven, 11/25/216):  To conjure or to cast a spell, which is what wizards do, is {reS]. So a wizard or sorcerer can also be called a {reSwI'}. A spell, in this sense, is {tlheH}. One can say either {tlheH reS} or just {reS} alone for "he/she casts a spell." Maltz wasn't sure if there is anything besides {tlheH} that can be the object of {reS}, since Maltz isn't a {'IDnar pIn'a'}, but maybe there is.

'IDnar  		magic, wizardry (n) 
'IDnar pIn'a'  	wizard, sorcerer (n)

lIl  			simulate, impersonate (v)

tlhIngan ghantoH pIn'a'
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