[tlhIngan Hol] Klingon Word of the Day: ngIm

Steven Boozer sboozer at uchicago.edu
Mon Nov 5 07:12:56 PST 2018

Klingon Word of the Day for Sunday, November 04, 2018

Klingon word: ngIm
Part of speech: verb
Definition: be putrid

(KGT 166f.):  In the Krotmag dialect, {yeb} (wrist) is pronounced {yem}, identical to the verb {yem} (sin). In parallel fashion, {ngIb} (ankle) is pronounced {ngIm}, identical to the verb {ngIm} (be putrid). Thus, the wrist gained an association with sinning, or dishonorable behavior; the ankle, with putridity, perhaps moral decay.

non 		be rotten (v)
tlhorgh 		be pungent (food) (v)

rogh 		ferment (v)
ragh 		decay (v)
He'So' 		stink (v)

Ca'Non Master of the Klingons

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