[tlhIngan Hol] Klingon Word of the Day: qal

Steven Boozer sboozer at uchicago.edu
Tue Feb 12 07:27:07 PST 2019

Klingon word: qal
Part of speech: verb
Definition: be corrupt
Source: TKD

Non-canon use in The Klingon Hamlet (TKH):

  baQa', Qovpatlh, toy'wI"a' qal je jIH 
  O, what a rogue and peasant slave am I! 

Not found in paq'batlh -- even WRT to the evil Molor!

qalmoH  	corrupt (v)

yuD 		be dishonest (v)
Hat 		be illegal (v)
HeS 		commit a crime (v)
wem 		violate (v)
mIgh  		be evil (v)

watlh 		be pure (v)
nIt 		be plain, pure, uncorrupted, unsullied (v)

quvHa'ghach  	dishonor, corruption (n)
DavHam  	false honor (n)

"If thought corrupts language, language can also corrupt thought." (George Orwell)

Ca'Non Master of the Klingons

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