[tlhIngan Hol] Klingon Word of the Day: lIl

Steven Boozer sboozer at uchicago.edu
Mon Mar 20 08:28:27 PDT 2017

> Klingon Word of the Day for Monday, March 20, 2017
> Klingon word: lIl
> Part of speech: verb
> Definition: simulate, impersonate
> Source: November 2016 email to Lieven

>From Lieven's post announcing the new words from qepHom 2016:

    {lIl} is a verb meaning something like "simulate, impersonate."
  The idea is one of doing something such that the subject of the
  verb looks or behaves like something (or someone) else or represents 
  something (or someone) else. The word has no connotation of fraud or
  anything underhanded (in this respect, it's like {ghet}). The object
  is the thing being simulated or the person being impersonated.
  {lIlwI'} ("simulator," for lack of a better term) is different from
  {lIw} ("substitute") since {lIw} implies replacement (the notion of
  "instead of") while a {lIlwI'} doesn't replace anyone or anything.

ghet  	pretend (v)
ngeb  	be counterfeit/false/be fake (v)
Da  		behave as, act in the manner of (v)

-qoq 		so-called

Future Alexander impersonated K'mtar, *gin'tak* to the House of Mogh, when he travelled back through time. (TNG "Firstborn") 

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

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