[tlhIngan Hol] Klingon Word of the Day: bagh

Steven Boozer sboozer at uchicago.edu
Thu Jan 25 08:42:58 PST 2018

Klingon word: bagh
Part of speech: verb
Definition: tie

baghHa'  	decrypt without permission (slang) (v) (qepHom 2014)

 (Okrand to De'vID, 10/2014):  [Maltz] said he does not knit and, in fact, wasn't quite sure what knitting was. I explained. He said there is a word perhaps best translated as weave and that he has heard of using sticks when doing a certain kind of weaving, but he didn't know a name for that other than weaving. (There are apparently other types of weaving also.) The word for weave (verb) is {nIq}. For the sticks used when doing whatever this weaving technique is, he's only heard {Hut'Inmey tIq}.

(Lieven, 11/12/2014 < qepHom 2014):  After giving us the word for knitting, Maltz just revealed another useful and related word: it's {meS} and means knot, both as noun and verb. The object of the verb is the thing you use to make a knot, e.g. {tlhegh vImeS} - "I make a knot in the rope". To loosen the knot, simply say {meSHa'}.  <...>  Maltz also said that now that everyone knows the word {meS}, he can add that {meS} is a frequently used slang term for encrypt. Similarly, {meSHa'} means decrypt. <...> {So'} is the normal way to say encrypt, {So'Ha'} means decrypt with permission, and {baghHa'} means decrypt without permission. 

muv 		join (v)
rar 		connect, attach (v)
tay' 		be together, be united (v)
nIq 		weave (v)
meS		knot (v)

naw' 		access (v)
ngoq 		code (n)

Ca'Non Master of the Klingons

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