[tlhIngan Hol] Klingon Word of the Day: pa' reD

Steven Boozer sboozer at uchicago.edu
Thu Nov 16 08:16:35 PST 2017

Klingon word: pa' reD
Part of speech: noun
Definition: interior face of exterior wall

(st.klingon 12/7/1998):  An exterior wall (that is, a wall which separates the inside of a building from the outside) is a {reD}. For the interior side of an exterior wall, it is quite common to use {tlhoy'}, but the phrase {pa' reD}, literally "room's exterior wall" ({pa'} "room") is also heard, referring to the wall in a room which faces outside (as opposed to the other walls in the room whose other sides are still indoors).

PUN:  Spanish *pared* 

N.B.  {reD} is also used for the side of a geometric shape (e.g.{ loS reD mey'} quadrilateral, {vagh reD mey'}  pentagon.

tlhoy' 		wall, interior wall, interior face of exterior wall (n)
yergho  	city wall (i.e. around a walled city) (n)
Som 		hull (n)

Ca'Non Master of the Klingons

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