[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

(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." 

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

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

Ca'Non Master of the Klingons

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