[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

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)

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)

tlhIngan nompuq pIn'a'
Ca'Non Master of the Klingons

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