[tlhIngan Hol] Klingon Word of the Day: ghIgh

Steven Boozer sboozer at uchicago.edu
Thu Aug 29 08:41:51 PDT 2019

Klingon word: ghIgh
Part of speech: noun
Definition: necklace

(KGT 150):  […] the old practice of identifying one's position within a military unit—for example, one's assignment on a ship—by means of a symbol hung on a chain worn around the neck.

 (KGT 205):  For instance, the {jInaq}, an amulet given to a Klingon girl to symbolize her coming of age, may be pronounced correctly or else "Federationized" to sound something like "gin knack," but there is no word *jinak* or the like in Federation Standard.  [Necklace seen in TNG "Birthright II".]

(ST Encycl. 269):  The leader of Troyius gave Elaan, the Dohlman of Elas, a necklace of radans as a wedding present in 2268.  Chemically, radans were raw dilithium crystals, and made Troyius a planet of great strategic significance.  Elaan's necklace served as a source of emergency crystals for the Starship Enterprise when that ship was under attack by a Klingon vessel that ironically sought to guarantee a supply of radans from Troyius. (TOS "Elaan of Troyius")

naghboch  	gemstone (n)
Degh  		medal, emblem, symbol, insignia (n)
mIr 		chain (n)
Hugh 		throat (n)
mong 		neck (n)
'achler 		nape, back of neck (n)
HuS  		hang (v)

Ca'Non Master of the Klingons

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