[tlhIngan Hol] Klingon Word of the Day: tey

Steven Boozer sboozer at uchicago.edu
Mon Jun 25 08:22:48 PDT 2018

(qep'a' 2017):  … for the sense of being close or not having wiggle room or leeway (If you were victorious, but just barely made it at the last minute or something like that, you could say tey yay.)

From this explanation I thought of “to scrape by”.


On 6/25/2018 10:48 AM, nIqolay Q wrote:
On Mon, Jun 25, 2018 at 10:28 AM, Steven Boozer <sboozer at uchicago.edu<mailto:sboozer at uchicago.edu>> wrote:

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

​Is this really a homonym? When the word was revealed, I got the impression it was more of an idiomatic meaning of {tey} rather than a separate word.​

It's probably a reference to shaving.



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