[tlhIngan Hol] Klingon Word of the Day: tuch rIt

Steven Boozer sboozer at uchicago.edu
Wed Apr 11 08:37:46 PDT 2018

Klingon word: tuch rIt
Part of speech: verb
Definition: to prophesize, see the future, know the future
Source: Email from Lieven 2018-01-01

[The full quotation this time...]

tuch 	future,  the future (as a whole) (n) (qep'a' 2016)
rIt  	summon (v) (MKE)

(Lieven < MO, 1/01/2018):  Next, we talked about a prophet. Not the religious person like Jesus or Mohammed, but more some kind of a person who seems to be able to see or know things that others can't. Okrand forwarded this from Maltz:  "This is a {tuch rItwI'} (or, if the context is clear, {rItwI'} for short).  {tuch rIt} means to 'prophesize, see the future, know the future'. For Klingons, the prophet is able to 'summon' the future somehow." ... the term {tuch rItwI'} should be seen more literally as a future-teller or a predicter. I think it would seem strange that if you translate a Bible verse and end up with future-teller Jesus. To me, the prophet from a Bible sounds a bit like a holy person sent by god or so, and that's absolutely unrelated to {tuch rItwI'}. It may work, but I was only pointing that here, it's not really a religious term...

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