[tlhIngan Hol] Klingon Word of the Day: yab qoD

Steven Boozer sboozer at uchicago.edu
Mon Mar 6 06:59:29 PST 2017

> Klingon Word of the Day for Saturday, March 04, 2017
> Klingon word: yab qoD
> Part of speech: noun
> Definition: subconscious mind
> Source: qepHom 2016[] 

See {yab} "mind, intellect, brain (organ)":

(KGT 88):  Some of the other commonly eaten parts include ... {QoghIj} ("brain"; another word, {yab}, also means brain as an organ, but in addition it means "mind, intellect" and is not used in reference to food

(KGT 149):  The verb {Dach} literally means "be absent", but when applied to a person who is obviously present or otherwise accounted for, it is usually interpreted to mean that the person's mind has wandered. It does not mean absent-minded, which involves forgetfulness. Rather, it means that the person is, for whatever reason, not focusing on the task at hand. Nonslang equivalents are {qImHa'} ("not pay attention") and {buSHa'} ("not focus [on], ignore").

  targhlIj yab tIn law' no'lI' Hoch yabDu' tIn puS 
  Your targ has a bigger brain than all your ancestors
   put together! (PK)

  yab matlh muvchuqghach Sorgh vay' 'e' vIbotjaj. 
  Let me not to the marriage of true minds admit
   impediments. (Sonnet 116)

qa' 		spirit (n)

"Brain and brain! What is brain?!"
 (Kara to Kirk, TOS "Spock's Brain")

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

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