[tlhIngan Hol] Klingon Word of the Day: taqmoH

Steven Boozer sboozer at uchicago.edu
Thu Nov 9 11:41:46 PST 2017

“You’ve looked worse”  perhaps?


From: tlhIngan-Hol [mailto:tlhingan-hol-bounces at lists.kli.org] On Behalf Of nIqolay Q

I took it as a sort of backhanded compliment, like saying "your face doesn't look so terrible now!"

On Thu, Nov 9, 2017 at 11:57 AM, mayqel qunenoS <mihkoun at gmail.com<mailto:mihkoun at gmail.com>> wrote:
I can't understand why use {Du'arghHa'moH} instead of {Dub}.

Nor do I want to.

~ nIghma'

On Nov 9, 2017 18:42, "Steven Boozer" <sboozer at uchicago.edu<mailto:sboozer at uchicago.edu>> wrote:
I was updating my files just now with the Klingon dialogue from the latest DSC episode "Si vis pacem, para bellum" when I noticed a relevant exchange for today's WOTD:

KOL:      lIr'el, Du'arghHa'moH mIvwa'.
               The scar is an improvement, L'Rell.

L'RELL: SanDIy 'oH. vItuQmo' jIHem.
               Earned in battle. I wear it with pride.

KOL:      qaHoy'.


------------------------------Original Message------------------------------
From: Voragh

Klingon word: taqmoH
Part of speech: verb
Definition: scar
Source: qep'a' 24 [2017]

(qep'a' 24 New Words):  So if you have a scar that you got in a fight, that could be either a {mIvwa'} or a {SanDIy}. If you don't know whether someone's scar resulted from a wound or a disease, it's probably safest to go with {mIvwa'}. If the person's scar is actually a {SanDIy}, he/she will, under most circumstances, clarify this for you. If it's a {roptoj}, he/she may let the "misdiagnosis" slide since, as we all know, {ropchoHbe' tlhInganpu'}."
taq             be scarred (v)
mIvwa'          scar (result of a wound, regardless of how the wound occurred) (n)
roptoj          scar (result of some sort of disease, infection, etc.) (n)
SanDIy          scar (result of a wound received in the course of fighting/battling) (n)

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