[tlhIngan Hol] Klingon Word of the Day: chon bom

Steven Boozer sboozer at uchicago.edu
Thu Mar 9 07:15:18 PST 2017

> Klingon Word of the Day for Thursday, March 09, 2017
> Klingon word: chon bom
> Part of speech: noun
> Definition: hunting song
> Source: KGT

KGT 77:  A song sung while going to, or returning from, a hunt is a {chon bom}, or "hunt song".

KGT 78:  A {may' bom} (battle song), {chon bom} (hunting song), or just about any other kind of song may serve as a {HIvje' bom}, but there are special songs heard almost exclusively as accompaniments to drinking.

KGT 12f.:  Finally, there are some old but still popular songs that retain old words and old grammatical forms that are not interpretable in modern Klingon. In fact, it is not uncommon for Klingon children to think some of these songs are nonsense songs, filled with silly words, and then be surprised to find out that they are ancient hunting songs or battle songs.

Known types of {bommey} include:

bang bom 		love song 
chon bom 		hunting song 
Dap bom 		nonsense song 
HIvje' bom 	drinking song 
may' bom 		battle song
van bom 		hymn, anthem

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

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