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

Steven Boozer sboozer at uchicago.edu
Wed Mar 21 09:30:22 PDT 2018

Klingon word: 'uch
Part of speech: verb
Definition: grasp

(qep'a' 2017):  ... can also be used to mean lock in the sense of locking on a target: {DoS 'uchta'} ("he/she locked on the target")

mupwI' yI'uchtaH 
Keep holding the hammer! TKW

wa' jaj 'etlh 'uchchoHlaH tlhIngan puqloD; jajvetlh loD nen moj 
The son of a Klingon is a man the day he can first hold a blade. TKW

naQ megh'an yI'uch.  naQ 'er'In yI'uch. 
Grasp the end of the stick. (HQ 12.2)

naQ megh'an 'er'In je tI'uch.  naQ 'er'In megh'an je tI'uch. 
Grasp both ends of the stick ("grasp the end and the other end of the stick"). (HQ 12.2)

naQ megh'an 'er'In ghap yI'uch.  naQ 'er'In megh'an ghap yI'uch. 
Grasp either end of the stick ("grasp the end or the other end of the stick") (HQ 12.2)

naQ megh'an yI'uchHa'.  naQ 'er'In yI'uchHa'. 
Let go of the end of the stick. (HQ 12.2)

qeylIS 'uchHa' 'ej ghaHvo' yIt 
He releases Kahless and walks away. PB

betleHlIj yI'uch
[translation not available]  PB

'ej qeylIS mong 'uchchoH
[translation not available]  PB

HughlIj 'uch qeylIS
[translation not available]  PB

ngaS 		contain (v)
qat 		wrap, encase (v)
SIch 		reach (v)
woH 		pick up (v)
jon		capture,  commandeer (MKE) (v)
   jonHa' 	   release (v)
tlhap  		take,  collect,  gain (MKE) (v)

tlhIngan nompuq pIn'a'
Ca'Non Master of the Klingons

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