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

Steven Boozer sboozer at uchicago.edu
Mon Aug 20 07:56:27 PDT 2018

Klingon Word of the Day for Sunday, August 19, 2018

Klingon word: He'
Part of speech: verb
Definition: smell, emit odor

(KGT 86):   The verb meaning smell - that is, sense odors - is {largh}. The word for emit a smell is {He'}. This does not necessarily imply a bad smell. Odors are not considered "good" or "bad"; they are just odors. There may be a subjective evaluation of the source of the odor, however. It is a compliment to suggest that someone smells like *rokeg* blood pie not because the smell itself is good, but rather because the food carries with it positive associations. On the other hand, it is most insulting to say that someone smells like rotting *forshak*.

He'So' 		stink (v)
pIw 		odor (n)
noSvagh 	deodorant (n)

"That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet." (SeQpIr, Romeo and Juliet; quoted in TOS "By Any Other Name")

Pecunia non olet. 
(Vespasian, Roman emperor)

Ca'Non Master of the Klingons

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