[tlhIngan Hol] Klingon Word of the Day: jem

Steven Boozer sboozer at uchicago.edu
Wed Feb 14 08:15:18 PST 2018

Klingon word: jem
Part of speech: verb
Definition: sense, feel, perceive, detect
Source: qepHom 2017

Describes both technological sensors and humanoid senses.

(qepHom 2017 p.13):  {jem} ... means "sense, feel, perceive, detect" and can be used in the way you describe, but also for a machine that detects something (like a smoke detector).

Lieven used it in his (non-canon) subtitles for Discovery:

  yInbogh Dep jemlaHbe' Hoqra' 
  It's not registering as a lifeform. (DSC "Si Vis Pacem Para Bellum")

Hot  		touch,  feel (v)
largh  		smell,  sense odors (v)
mum  		taste,  sense flavors (v)
DuQ 		touch (emotionally) (v)
nong 		be passionate (v)
Hotlh 		scan (v)

HotlhwI' 	scanner (n)
noch 		sensor (n)
Hoqra'  	tricorder (n)

Ca'Non Master of the Klingons

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