[tlhIngan Hol] Klingon Word of the Day: tlher

Steven Boozer sboozer at uchicago.edu
Mon Oct 29 08:11:46 PDT 2018

Klingon word: tlher
Part of speech: verb
Definition: be lumpy

(KGT 84f.):  In terms of texture, Klingon food may be {ngal} (chewy), {char} (slimy), or {tlher} (lumpy), all considered positive attributes (depending, of course, on the particular dish).

(KGT 92):  Finally, the way to prepare a common dish called {qompogh} is to mash ({tap}) a mixture of various types of {naH} (fruit, vegetable), with or without some animal matter, into a rather lumpy paste and then to let it {rogh} (ferment).

ghegh 		be rough (v)
vIl 		be ridgy [forehead] (v)
Hab 		be smooth (v)
beQ 		be flat (v)

ghul 		bump (protuberance) (n)
Su'nIm 		raised profile, ridges, pattern (as in fingerprints, tires, shoe tread) (n)

In the U.S. television series "Leave It To Beaver", the Beaver's (actor Jerry Mathers) big brother, Wally, had a friend nicknamed "Lumpy". (Confirmed by MO at qep'a' SochDIch.)

Ca'Non Master of the Klingons

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