[tlhIngan Hol] Klingon Word of the Day: moch

qurgh lungqIj qurgh at wizage.net
Fri Mar 31 10:31:09 PDT 2017


In KGT the meaning "inferior person" is added:

{Ha'DIbaH} ("dog, cur, inferior person")

     {Ha'DIbaH} means "animal" in general (also "meat" of any kind), but
when applied to a person, it is an insult. It is most frequently used
epithetically---that is, in name calling---as in {romuluS Ha'DIbaH!}
("Romulan dog!"; literally, "Romulan animal!").


qurgh

On Fri, Mar 31, 2017 at 12:45 PM, nIqolay Q <niqolay0 at gmail.com> wrote:

> {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
> >
> > 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
> >> tlhIngan ghantoH pIn'a'
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> >>
> >>
> >>
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