[tlhIngan Hol] Klingon Word of the Day: ghup

Steven Boozer sboozer at uchicago.edu
Mon Aug 5 06:21:44 PDT 2019

Klingon Word of the Day for Saturday, August 03, 2019

Klingon word: ghup
Part of speech: verb
Definition: swallow

(KGT 89):  Klingons typically gnaw ({choptaH} - literally, "continue biting") on the nut until it cracks open, and then they spit out ({tlhIS}) the pieces of shell (occasionally at a nearby diner, as a gesture of sociability) before chewing and swallowing the rest. Similarly, they will usually gnaw on the hard pit of some fruits … until it can be chewed and swallowed, but it is not considered out of place to treat the pit as a shell and spit out the pieces.

(KGT 100):  Klingons tend to eat quickly, taking rather large amounts of food into their mouths and swallowing in big gulps.

roS 		lick (v)
noS 		nibble (v)
chop 		bite (v)
yIv 		chew (v)
Sop 		eat (v)
tlhutlh		drink (v)
ghagh 		gargle (v)
rID 		digest (v)
bol 		drool (v)
tIl 		salivate (v)
tuy' 		spit (v)
tlhIS		spit out (v)

Ca'Non Master of the Klingons

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