[tlhIngan Hol] Klingon Word of the Day: mob

Steven Boozer sboozer at uchicago.edu
Thu Jul 5 06:06:50 PDT 2018

Klingon Word of the Day for Wednesday, July 04, 2018

Klingon word: mob
Part of speech: verb
Definition: be alone

  Heghlu'DI' mobbe'lu'chugh QaQqu' Hegh wanI' 
  Death is an experience best shared.   TKW
  mob qeylIS ngeng HeHDaq yIt 
  And Kahless was alone walking along the shore   PB

(ghunchu'wI', 7/16/2012):  I once ordered {bIQ neH} to drink at a restaurant. Marc Okrand, sitting across the table from me, suggested that I really meant {bIQ mob}. That would have been proper if I were not having anything else. As I did intend to order food as well, however, my usage was correct. I wanted 'mere water' as opposed to 'water alone'." 
(Lieven, qepHom 2017, 11/2017):  An odd number is {mI' mob}. An even number is {mI' mobHa'}. 

PUN:  "mob"

qev 		crowd (v)
wav 		divide (v)

nIteb 		alone, acting alone, on one's own (adv)

ngIq 		singular/individual one, one-by-one (n)
ghom'a' 	crowd (n)
Hutvagh 	too many people or things in a place all at once (n)

Ca'Non Master of the Klingons

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