[tlhIngan Hol] Klingon Word of the Day: jo'

Lieven L. Litaer levinius at gmx.de
Fri Mar 16 08:29:57 PDT 2018


pun: Bazooka Joe

Am 16.03.2018 um 16:20 schrieb Steven Boozer:
> Klingon word: jo'
> Part of speech: verb
> Definition: inflate, fill with air, blow up
> Source: qepHom 2017
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> (qepHom 2017 p.20):  The verb {jo'} means "blow into a container of some kind" in the sense of inflate, fill with air, blow up ("blow up" like to blow up a balloon, not "explode").  It's used for blowing up a balloon, blowing into a paper bag (so you can then hit the bag against something so that it explodes with a loud noise), whatever it is that glass blowers do, and, yes, blow bubbles.  It's not the same as {SuS} ["blow (into wind instrument) to produce sound"], which can also be used for blowing out a candle.  With {SuS} you're blowing into/onto/at something, but the air gets out of the thing (or never goes in it).  With {jo}', the air is trapped in the thing and can't come out until you let it out (or the thing breaks).  The object of both verbs is the thing you blow into/onto/at.  If you use a {-Daq} construction, it implies that you missed - you blew towards the object, but the air bypassed it.
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> (qepHom 2017 p.20):  The verb {ngon} ["bubble,  be bubbling "] describes what water does when it's boiling: It's bubbling. Also, if you blow with a straw into a glass of water, then it's also bubble-ing, i.e. making bubbles. The person does not {ngon}, they {ngonmoH} the water.
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> SEE ALSO:
> ba'Suq 		bubble (n)
> pub 		boil (v)
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> N.B. Do not confuse with the unrelated noun {jo'} "machinery".
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