[tlhIngan Hol] Klingon Word of the Day: rey

Steven Boozer sboozer at uchicago.edu
Tue May 2 08:14:42 PDT 2017

> Klingon Word of the Day for Tuesday, May 02, 2017
> Klingon word: rey
> Part of speech: verb
> Definition: squeeze and stretch out (windbag instrument)

(KGT 75-76):  A third category of Klingon instrument is the {SuSDeq}, the windbag or bellows type. A {SuSDeq} has a flexible bag, usually made of animal skin, which is alternately filled with and emptied of air. This air passes over strips of various materials ({joQmey}), which vibrate as the air goes by, producing the musical tones. For one form of {SusDeq}, the {may'ron}, the player stretches the bag out to fill it with air and squeezes it together to empty it while directing the flow of air by pressing buttons mounted on boards on either end of the bag, much like an accordion. To finger the {may'ron} - that is, to push the buttons - is to {Heng}, the same word applied to the {meSchuS}. To alternately squeeze and stretch out the bag part of the {may'ron} is to {rey}. Another type of {SuSDeq}, the {DIron}, resembles and is played much like bagpipes. The verb that means squeeze the bag part of the {DIron}, usually with the elbow, is {qeb}.

chu' 		play an instrument (v)
tap 		mash, squash, squeeze (PB) (v)
ngaH  	squeeze (an object) (v) (qepHom 2015)
qoch 		squeeze into (a space) (qepHom 2015)
yuv  		push (v)

QoQ jan  	musical instrument (n)
buq 		pouch, bag, sack (n)
DIr  		skin, hide (n)

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