[tlhIngan Hol] Klingon Word of the Day: chuS

Steven Boozer sboozer at uchicago.edu
Tue Aug 21 08:32:32 PDT 2018

Klingon word: chuS
Part of speech: verb
Definition: be noisy

DaghIjlu'chugh chuSqu' QIn 
Fear speaks very loud. (Lieven < MO, 2/02/2018)
(lit. "If you're scared, the message is really noisy" or {DaghIjlu'DI'...} "When you're scared...")

{chuS} appears as an element in the names of animals:

chuSwI'  	type of rodent  (n)
"A rodent that mostly lives underground and makes an annoying noise." (KEBH; first referenced in Keith R.A. DeCandido's _Enemy Territory_; spelling in DeCandido's _The Klingon Art of War_ vetted by Okrand.)

... and musical instruments:

chuS'ugh  	type of musical instrument (n) 
meSchuS  	large wind instrument (n)

vIng 		whine (v)
tam 		be quiet (v)
tuD 		thunder (v)

wab 		sound, noise (n)
ghogh 		voice (n)
QIch 		speech (vocal sounds) (n)
QoQ 		music (n)

Ca'Non Master of the Klingons

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