[tlhIngan Hol] Klingon Word of the Day: tova'Daq

Steven Boozer sboozer at uchicago.edu
Mon Aug 19 08:35:17 PDT 2019

Klingon Word of the Day for Monday, August 19, 2019

Klingon word: tova'Daq
Part of speech: noun
Definition: mind sharing

  It is "a moment of clarity between two warriors on the battlefield; much is said without the need for words". (DS9 "Soldiers of the Empire")

(KGT 204):  Thus, Federation Standard has no word meaning the same as Klingon {tova'Daq}, a sort of mind sharing or insight into one another's thoughts

(KGT 207):  [...] there are some words that simply do not translate. One must resort to descriptions rather than simple one- or two-word translations, and one must be a quite facile in the language and knowledgeable of the culture to understand the concepts. The Klingon notion of sharing of minds noted above, {tova'Daq}, is an example of such a word.

Duj 		instincts (n)
qajunpaQ 	courage, audacity (n)

Ca'Non Master of the Klingons

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