[tlhIngan Hol] Klingon Word of the Day: velSo' 'uSqan

Steven Boozer sboozer at uchicago.edu
Tue Mar 28 08:14:05 PDT 2017

> Klingon Word of the Day for Tuesday, March 28, 2017
> Klingon word: velSo' 'uSqan
> Part of speech: noun
> Definition: stainless steel
> Source: qepHom 2016

Literally "chromium iron":
velSo'  	chromium       (n) (qepHom 2016)
'uSqan  	iron (element) (n) (qepHom 2015)

Typically, Okrand avoided anything so obvious as using {nguv} "be dyed/stained/tinted" and {nguvmoH} "dye/stain/tint"!

Note this line from the paq'batlh:

  'ej bejtaHvIS baS moj jIb 
  his hair... turned to steel before his eyes (PB)

baS 		metal (n)
Qu 		cast (metal) (v)

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

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