[tlhIngan Hol] Klingon Word of the Day: ngelwI'

Steven Boozer sboozer at uchicago.edu
Mon Apr 2 06:49:35 PDT 2018


Klingon word: ngelwI'
Part of speech: noun
Definition: bait
Source: qepHom 2017
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Nomen agentis of {ngel} "attract,  lure" (v):

(Felix, 11/13/2017):  Appears to mean something like "lure, bait, attract, divert" or "draw (toward / away from)". Interestingly, it's {leng} backwards, which might give some hint as to its meaning.

(MO to Lieven, qepHom 2017, p.14 WRT a DSC subtitle]:  I think you can use either {tlhu'moH} "tempt" or {ngel} "attract, lure".  In either case, I suspect you'd use the {-meH} suffix.  It would be something like "... use a spaceship in order to lure/attract/tempt them."  {ngelwI'} would be an "attracter" or a "lurer", so that could be the noun bait in this context.

Here's Lieven's (non-canon) subtitle from "Into the Forest I Go"

  pa'vovo' chaH DIngelmeH, 'oH wIlo'. 
  We use it as bait, to draw their flagship away from Pahvo. (DSC)

SEE ALSO:
ghach 			lurk, lie in wait, lie low (v)
ghoch 			track, track down (v)
nej 			look for, seek, search for (v)
pon 			persuade, convince (v)
Sam 			locate [seek & find] (v)
tlhu'  			be tempted (v)
tlhu'moH 		tempt (v)
von 			trap, entrap (v)
wam 			hunt (v)

--
Voragh
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