[tlhIngan Hol] Klingon Word of the Day: moch

nIqolay Q niqolay0 at gmail.com
Fri Mar 31 09:45:25 PDT 2017


{Ha'DIbaH} is an insult, though. It's not a generic, value-neutral
word for someone with a lower status than you.

On Fri, Mar 31, 2017 at 12:40 PM, MorphemeAddict <lytlesw at gmail.com> wrote:
> Then there is {Ha'DIbaH}, literally 'animal', but also 'inferior (person)'.
>
> lay'tel SIvten
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> On Fri, Mar 31, 2017 at 10:06 AM, Steven Boozer <sboozer at uchicago.edu>
> wrote:
>>
>> > Klingon Word of the Day for Friday, March 31, 2017
>> >
>> > Klingon word: moch
>> > Part of speech: noun
>> > Definition: superior
>> > Source: TKD
>>
>> AFAIK {moch} has never been used in canon.
>>
>> Okrand refers to "someone of higher rank in the Klingon social, political,
>> or military hierarchy" (TKD 43).  Is this a {moch}?
>>
>> Note the verb {nIv} "be superior".
>>
>> (KGT 110-11):  [{qutluch patlh}] means hierarchical structure. The
>> kut'luch is a knife associated with Klingon assassins, so the imagery is one
>> of a list, presumably in a specific order, of intended victims of the
>> kut'luch. To determine one's place in Klingon society or to understand who
>> has authority over whom, one must be aware of the {qutluch patlh} of the
>> military, the government, the house with which one is associated, and so on.
>>
>> SEE ALSO:
>> chuQun  nobility (n)
>> qup             elder (n)
>>
>>
>> --
>> Voragh
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