[tlhIngan Hol] Klingon Word of the Day: DI'ruj velqa' nIqHom

Steven Boozer sboozer at uchicago.edu
Wed Jun 6 10:31:00 PDT 2018

{DI’ruj} could be an abstract concept like the time words {tuch} “future, the future (as a whole)”,  {pa'logh} “past, the past (as a whole)” or {DaHjaj} “today” (which also appears in a NOUN + NOUN phrase like {DaHjaj gheD} "catch of the day" (lit. "today's prey").  Although nouns, I wouldn’t put {-Daq} on any of them.


From: qurgh lungqIj
DI'ruj 'oH 'IDnar'e'! :D

I don't think {DI'ruj} is a location word like {bIng} or {Dung}, but it could be used as a location just as {Duj} or {ghop} could be.
On Wed, Jun 6, 2018 at 11:51 AM, nIqolay Q <niqolay0 at gmail.com<mailto:niqolay0 at gmail.com>> wrote:
I'm curious to know how to use {DI'ruj} in a sentence. Can we use it to make existential statements? For instance, would something like {DI'rujDaq 'IDnar tu'be'lu'} be interpreted in the sense of "Magic doesn't exist/is fictional"? Is {DI'ruj} a location, can it even take a {-Daq}? Does {'IDnar ngaSbe' DI'ruj} work for the same idea?

On Tue, Jun 5, 2018 at 11:10 AM, Voragh wrote:
Klingon Word of the Day for Tuesday, June 05, 2018

Klingon word: DI'ruj velqa' nIqHom
Part of speech: noun
Definition: virtual reality software
Source: qep'a' 23 [2016]

DI'ruj                   reality (n) (qep'a' 2016)
velqa'                   replica (n) (MKE)
nIqHom               software (n) (qep'a' 2016)

AFAIK never used in a sentence.

Ca'Non Master of the Klingons

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