[tlhIngan Hol] Klingon Word of the Day: mIllogh

Steven Boozer sboozer at uchicago.edu
Thu Jun 7 08:19:33 PDT 2018


Klingon word: mIllogh
Part of speech: noun
Definition: picture, image, graphic, photograph, icon, drawing, cartoon
Source: Okrand, qepHom'a' 2010
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majyang mIllogh 		mosaic (n)
mIllogh qonwI'  		camera (n) 
mIllogh qonwI' qoSta'  		film (n) 
 
(Lieven, on Facebook group tlhIngan Hol jatlhwI'pu', 1 Dec 2010):  Finally, someone last year asked for the word for picture.  At first, Maltz wondered why {nagh beQ} wasn't good enough.  But then he thought about it some more and said that another word, {mIllogh}, could be used for any sort of depiction, including drawings, photographs, cartoons, icons on 21st-century computers, and so on. 

CULTURAL NOTES:
(KGT 80):  typically the head of any rivet ({veragh}) used has a raised image of some kind, often that of a Klingon warrior's head.  Sometimes extra ornamentation, carved of a different material, is attached.  This would typically be the case with a family crest ((tuq Degh}).

PUN: 
"A picture is worth a thousand words."

SEE ALSO:
nagh beQ 		stone panel (artwork, similar to a painting) )n)
Degh 			emblem, symbol, insignia, marking, mark (n)
HaSta 			visual display (on monitor) (n)
wIy 			tactical display (on monitor) (n)
ngutlh 			letter, written character (n)

ghItlh 			engrave, incise, mark (v)
DIj 			use a pigment stick (v)
cha' 			show, display (picture) (v)

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Voragh
Ca'Non Master of the Klingons




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