[tlhIngan Hol] Klingon Word of the Day: tey

Steven Boozer sboozer at uchicago.edu
Mon Jun 25 07:28:59 PDT 2018

Klingon word: tey
Part of speech: verb
Definition: scrape

(KGT 79):  Statues are carved of stone ({nagh}, rock, stone) by various techniques. Thus, among other things, the sculptor ({Hew chenmoHwI'} [literally, "statue creator") may {nan} (gouge), {tey} (scrape), or {ghItlh} (engrave). To apply these techniques, specialized tools are employed: the {nanwI'} (chisel; literally, "gouger"), {teywI'} (file; literally, "scraper"), and {ghItlhwI'} (stylus).

(TKW 179):  It does not matter whether this recording is visual, digital, scratches in stone, or marks on paper.

(KGT 92):  ... a fungus (known as {'atlhqam}) usually scraped off the bottom of certain animals' feet, though it also grows on trees.

N.B. do not confuse with the homonym {tey} "be uncomfortable,  be close".

Ca'Non Master of the Klingons

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