[tlhIngan Hol] Klingon Word of the Day: QongDaq buqHom

Steven Boozer sboozer at uchicago.edu
Mon Nov 5 07:20:58 PST 2018


Klingon Word of the Day for Monday, November 05, 2018

Klingon word: QongDaq buqHom
Part of speech: noun
Definition: pillow
Source: Okrand qepHom'a' 2010
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(Lieven, 12/07/2010):   At the 9th qepHom'a' in Saarbrücken someone asked Okrand about the word for pillow: "Maltz first said that Klingons don't have pillows and he wondered why anyone would want one. But he's seen them (somewhere) and knows what they are. So when pushed - "If you have to call it something, what would you call it?" - he said {ngogh tun}.  A {ngogh} is a block or lump or brick. [.]  [Maltz] thought more about it and said maybe another way to say pillow was {QongDaq buq} "bed pouch", but he said that could also apply to a sleeping bag. Perhaps a sleeping bag is {QongDaq buq'a'} and a pillow is {QongDaq buqHom}.  The word {buq} could be bag, sack, pouch or even pocket." 

SEE ALSO:
'echlet  			board,  pad (n)
QongDaq  		bed (n)
QongDaq 'echlet tun  	mattress (n) (qepHom 2016

tun  			be soft (v)
let 			be hard (v)

--
Voragh
Ca'Non Master of the Klingons





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