[tlhIngan Hol] Klingon Word of the Day: lIl

Steven Boozer sboozer at uchicago.edu
Mon Mar 20 08:50:08 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

Voragh just posted:
> 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 (N3 suffix) 

A couple more that occurred to me after hitting the "SEND" button:

HoQ  	be honored falsely, be falsely honorable (v)
Qaq 	behave falsely honorably, behave in a falsely
     	honorable manner (v)

BTW everyone (including beginners) should feel free to add to my "See Also" lists of similar, opposite or related words.  With all the new vocabulary over the past year or so it's hard to keep up!


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