[tlhIngan Hol] Klingon Word of the Day: ghIS

SuStel sustel at trimboli.name
Thu Apr 26 13:20:42 PDT 2018


We don't know of any difference. I'd say the difference between /squirm/ 
and /writhe/ is that the latter suggests tension while the former does 
not. But there's no telling whether the Klingon words have the same 
difference.


On 4/26/2018 4:07 PM, kechpaja wrote:
> Do we have a sense of what the difference is between the meanings of
> {ghIS} and {nogh}? In English, "wiggle" or "squirm" does accurately
> describe what a bowl of {qagh} would do, and it would be a little bit
> strange (but still basically correct) to use "writhe". In my experience,
> "writhe" usually describes people who are in pain, though I guess you
> might see it in other contexts.
>
>   - SapIr
>
> On Thu, Apr 26, 2018 at 03:26:24PM +0000, Steven Boozer wrote:
>> Thanks.  Since it was a sentence fragment, I assumed there was some missing text.
>>
>>
>> --Voragh
>>
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: Lieven L. Litaer
>> Am 26.04.2018 um 17:14 schrieb Steven Boozer:
>>> Klingon word: ghIS
>>> Part of speech: verb
>>> Definition: wriggle, squirm
>>> Source: qep'a' 24  [2017]
>>>
>>> (qurgh?, 7/2017):  ... a word you might use when describing a bowl
>>> full of {qagh}
>> It was described that way on page 4 of the booklet of the qep'a', which included some other words with the title "Movements".
>>
>> If you like to be /very/ correct, there were no dots, but parentheses:
>>
>> {ghIS} - wiggle, squirm (v) (a word you might use when describing a bowl full of {qagh})
>>
>> --
>> Lieven L. Litaer
>> aka the "Klingon Teacher from Germany"
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