[tlhIngan Hol] Klingon Word of the Day: SIH

Steven Boozer sboozer at uchicago.edu
Wed Aug 8 09:00:10 PDT 2018

Klingon word: SIH
Part of speech: verb
Definition: bend

yab matlh muvchuqghach Sorgh vay' 'e' vIbotjaj.
nge'wI' rurQo' bangna'; SIHlu'be'chu'.
parmaq choH pagh teHqu', choH tu'DI' lajDaj.

Let me not to the marriage of true minds
admit impediments. Love is not love
which alters when it alteration finds,
or bends with the remover to remove:

 [lit. "A real lover refuses to be like a remover; (s)he is completely unbent."] (Sonnet 116)

(TKW 17):  Poetry plays a prominent role in Klingon mating behavior. The female typically roars, throws heavy objects, and claws at her partner. The male reads love poetry and, as Worf put it, "ducks a lot".

vaD 	be flexible (v)

"Or perhaps the thought of bending knee and tending sheep appeals to you?" (Kirk, TOS "Who Mourns for Adonais?")
More options for "duck":

joD 	stoop (v)
tor 	kneel (v)
'ung 	squat (down) (v)
jun 	evade (v)

Ca'Non Master of the Klingons

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