[tlhIngan Hol] Klingon Word of the Day: nej

Steven Boozer sboozer at uchicago.edu
Tue May 22 08:13:03 PDT 2018

Klingon word: nej
Part of speech: verb
Definition: look for, seek, search for
Source: TKD

I look for you. KLS

I am resuming the search. 
I am searching for him/her again. TKD

 jagh luHoHmeH jagh lunejtaH 
They are searching for the enemy in order to kill him. TKD

'avwI' nejDI' narghta'bogh qama' reH 'avwI' Sambej 
When an escaped prisoner looks for a guard, he always finds one. TKW

Qo'noSDaq boqwI'mey nejmeH je leng qeylIS 'ej chaHvaD lut ja' 
Kahless also went out to search for allies across Kronos, and told them his tale. PB

yor nej qeylIS mIn 
Kahless looks up PB

chalDaq DapawmeH wutlhDaq bInejnIS 
To reach the heavens, you must seek underground PB

Daq HopHa'Daq qa'chaj nejlI' qotar Qempa'QeH je 
Not far away, Kotar and his *Qempa'keh*, are in search for their souls. PB

Hov leng wej: Spock nejlu' 
Star Trek III: The Search for Spock (ASM)

ghIq chalDaq HovDaq SIq qeylIS 'ej jatlh pa' DaqHomvetlh wovDaq HInej 
[Then Kahless pointed to a star in the sky and said, "Look for me there... on that point of light".] 
(seen in pIqaD on monitor in DISCOVERY announcement by Lieven, 8/2017; cf. TNG "Rightful Heir")
(De'vID < MO, 2/17/2018):  For [software] mode, use {lo'} "use" (noun). Night mode would be {ram lo'} "night use, night usage". Search mode could be {SammeH lo'}.  ({nejmeH lo'} also works; depends on how confident you are in your search engine apparently.)

nejwI'  		probe (n)

bej 		watch (v)
legh 		see (v)
nuD 		examine (v)
ghoch 		track (down) (v)
Sam 		locate [seek & find] (v)
wam 		hunt (v)

Ca'Non Master of the Klingons

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