[tlhIngan Hol] Klingon Word of the Day: qIm

Steven Boozer sboozer at uchicago.edu
Fri Oct 19 09:00:25 PDT 2018

Klingon Word of the Day for Friday, October 19, 2018

Klingon word: qIm
Part of speech: verb
Definition: pay attention, concentrate

I pay attention. KGT

HeDaj yIqIm 
Track her course! ST5

yIqIm, yIbuS! 
Pay attention and concentrate! CK

qIm tera'ngan 
Attention Earther! (KCD bumper sticker)

jemS tIy qIrq.  loDHom jIHDI' qIrq qun vIqImchoH. 
James T. Kirk. I've followed his history since I was a boy. (ST5 notes)

qImHa'  		disregard,  not pay attention (v)

(KGT 149):  The verb {Dach} literally means "be absent", but when applied to a person who is obviously present or otherwise accounted for, it is usually interpreted to mean that the person's mind has wandered.  It does not mean absent-minded, which involves forgetfulness.  Rather, it means that the person is, for whatever reason, not focusing on the task at hand.  Nonslang equivalents are {qImHa'} (not pay attention) and {buSHa'} (not focus [on], ignore).

Qub 		think (v)
paQ 		meditate, cogitate, reflect (v)
qel 		take into account, consider (v)
SIv 		wonder (v)
vuQ 		fascinate (v)
bop 		be (all) about something (v)
buS 		concentrate on, focus on, think only about (v)
Dach 		not pay attentive, be distracted, lack focus (slang) (v)

Ca'Non Master of the Klingons

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