[tlhIngan Hol] Klingon Word of the Day: DIr tutlh

Steven Boozer sboozer at uchicago.edu
Mon Apr 30 08:24:57 PDT 2018

Klingon word: DIr tutlh
Part of speech: noun
Definition: tattoo
Source: Marc Okrand email to Qov 3 October 2017

(Qov > Lieven, 10/08/2017):  For tattoo, I got some new stuff from Maltz: {tutlh} "have a tattoo, be tattooed" (so "tutlhmoH} is to tattoo).  The noun tattoo is {DIr tutlh}.  If you have one pattern/design on your arm, say, that's an example of a {DIr tutlh}.  If you have lots of independent patterns/designs, interwoven or separated, the whole lot of them taken together is/are {DIr tutlh}.

DIr  		skin,  hide (n)
rItlh 		pigment, dye, ink (n)
Degh 		emblem, symbol, mark (n)

ghItlh 		incise, mark (v)
pe' 		cut (v)

Ca'Non Master of the Klingons

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