[tlhIngan Hol] Klingon Word of the Day: pIQHa'

Steven Boozer sboozer at uchicago.edu
Fri Sep 21 10:15:51 PDT 2018

Klingon word: pIQHa'
Part of speech: verb
Definition: be indirect, be roundabout, be devious
Source: Agnieszka Solska email to KLI mailing list containing a list of new words (Jan 26th 2012)

pIQ  		be direct (v) 
pIQHa'  	be indirect,  be roundabout,  be devious (v) 

[MO > 'ISqu', (1/02/12)]:  "be indirect, be roundabout, be devious" is {pIQHa'}. So {pIQ} would be "be direct." 

(TKD 59):  As in any language, Klingon sentences range from the very simple and straightforward to the very complex and convoluted.

  Jadzia is persuading Kor to convince Kang and Koloth to take her with them to a trip of vengeance. Kor says he can't convince Kang if he has made his mind. Jadzia says he can. Kor self-pityingly says his best days are behind him. Jadzia comforts him and says that in her memories he is a great warrior, and leaves. Kor, touched and almost in tears, mutters: "You devious little *hadeebah*." (DS9 "Blood Oath")

yuDHa'  	be honest (v) 
'Il 		be sincere (v) 
matlh 		be loyal (v)
Sagh 		be serious (v)
nap 		be simple (v)
ngeD 		be easy (v)

yuD  		be dishonest (v)
nep 		lie, fib (v)
ngor 		cheat (v)
qal 		be corrupt (v)
Qatlh 		be difficult, complex (v)

Ca'Non Master of the Klingons

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