[tlhIngan Hol] Klingon Word of the Day: ngeQ

Steven Boozer sboozer at uchicago.edu
Tue Jul 24 08:12:55 PDT 2018

Klingon Word of the Day for Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Klingon word: ngeQ
Part of speech: verb
Definition: bump into, run into, collide with

raS ngeQ tera'ngan 
The Terran bumps into the table. KGT

ngeQchuq tera'nganpu' 
The Terrans collide with each other. KGT

(KGT 157f.):  The word [[paw']] literally means "collide" and is usually (though hardly exclusively) heard when referring to vehicles. In both its literal and slang usages, {paw'} takes a plural subject ... {paw' lupDujHommey} (The shuttlecraft collide). To refer to a something in motion colliding with something stationary, a different verb, {ngeQ} (bump into, collide with) is used, as in {raS ngeQ tera'ngan} (The Terran bumps into the table). When the subject of {paw'} is persons, the most common interpretation of the verb is the slang one-that is, butt heads. ... When the subject of {paw'} is anything other than persons, the most likely interpretation is the non-slang one, collide. If one wanted to say that two persons collide but not imply that they butt heads, the verb {ngeQ} would probably be used along with the suffix {-chuq} (each other) as in {ngeQchuq tera'nganpu'} (The Terrans collide with each other).

Soy' 		be clumsy (v)
'apmoH 	dent (v)

Any of the brand-new vocabulary from the qep'a' relevant?  (I don't have time to look right now.)

Ca'Non Master of the Klingons

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