[tlhIngan Hol] Klingon Word of the Day: nav

Steven Boozer sboozer at uchicago.edu
Wed Dec 12 07:54:44 PST 2018


Klingon word: nav
Part of speech: noun
Definition: paper, sheet of paper
Source: TKD 
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  Quj wa'DIch MONOPOLY Huch nav qa' tlhIngan QaS 
  Klingon forces replace original MONOPOLY bills. (MKE)

  DI'raq Dacha'meH nav yIDIj 
  Draw a sheep on the paper!" [Lieven < MO, 9/03/2018]

  DI'raq DanarghmoHmeH nav yIDIj 
  Draw a sheep on the paper!" [Lieven < MO, 9/03/2018]

(Lieven, 10/29/2015 < qepHom 2015):  You would not say {nav wej} for page three, unless you're talking about three separate sheets of paper. A "page" (like the page in a book, that you can number) is a {tenwal}. Maltz also wanted me to point out that {tenwal} ("page") is used only for numbered pages in a book or something similar. One side of a piece of paper is a {Dop}, so a piece of paper has two {Dopmey}. Usually, there is one {tenwal} per {Dop}, but page numbering can get confusing sometimes.

(qepHom 2015 p.18):  A stapler is a {Ha'on vevwI'}. The staple, the little metal thing, is called {baS Ha'on} or just {Ha'on}. The verb {vev} means "insert, put in", so the stapler is literally a device that "puts in" the staple ({Ha'on}) into the paper.

(Okrand to Lieven, 11/20/2009):  "But [Maltz] did know the word for plan (the big piece of paper). He said it's {pu'jIn} -- same as the word for map.

TREK TRIVIA:

  Worf gave a bound paper copy of "The Dream of the Fire" (a famous Klingon novel by K'ratak) to Data as a going-away present. (TNG "Measure of a Man")

  Qua'lon gave Pok a leather-bound paper (?) copy of the score to {qul tuq} ("House of Fire", a popular Klingon opera telling the tale of the House of SepIch) as his {cha'nob} gift. (KCD)

SEE:
Huch nav 		bill (i.e. currency) (n)
nav HablI'  		FAX (machine) (n)
nav qatwI'  		envelope (n) 
nav QIn  		letter (i.e. message) (n)
nav vaH  		envelope (n)

SEE ALSO:
mavjop 		paper clip (n)
ghItlh 			manuscript (n)
De' chu' ghItlh 		newspaper (n)
Qoyje' 			certificate (n)
po'oH 			corner of a piece of paper (n)

--
Voragh
Ca'Non Master of the Klingons




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