[tlhIngan Hol] Klingon Word of the Day: mong

Steven Boozer sboozer at uchicago.edu
Mon Jun 25 08:34:20 PDT 2018

Klingon word: mong
Part of speech: noun
Definition: neck

  wa'DIch Hegh moratlh
     wej SuvwI' SuvtaHvIS
     mongDaj DuQlu' 'ej Hegh
  First, Morath fell,
      Fighting three men at once,
      A fatal wound in his neck killed him. (PB)

  bI'reS qeylIS vaq molor
     ghIq qeylIS juHHom ghoS qotar
     'ej qeylIS mong 'uchchoH
  [translation not available]  (PB)

Re the slang term {ghIgh} "assignment,  task,  duty":

 (KGT 150f.):  As this word literally means "necklace", perhaps the slang usage is based on the old practice of identifying one's position within a military unit-for example, one's assignment on a ship-by means of a symbol hung on a chain worn around the neck. On the other hand, it may be based on the idea that assignment to a specific task holds one in that position as if by means of a line around the neck.

mong Ha'quj  	tie (article of clothing) (n) 
mongDech  	collar (n)

Hugh 		throat (n)
ghIgh 		necklace (n)

Ca'Non Master of the Klingons

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