[tlhIngan Hol] Klingon Word of the Day: ghang

Lieven L. Litaer levinius at gmx.de
Wed Jan 16 23:32:43 PST 2019

Am 16.01.2019 um 20:54 schrieb De'vID:> What am I missing? It seems 
obvious to me that {ghangwI'} is exactly
> {ghang} + {-wI'}. The "horizon" is the thing which ends your view of the 

I don't have any problem with ghangwI', but I never saw the connection 
to "end prematurely". I used to think of {ghangwI'} indeed with the 
suffix "does/is something", but I thought that in this word, ghang means 
something else - maybe an old Klingon word? - like "thing which is 
horizontal and marks the line between sky and ground" or something like 
that. But that's just theory. I can live with "the horizon ends your 
voyage" because that's actually a very nice image. (maybe there's a song 
of that kind?)

It's interesting to note that ghangwI' appeared exactly one year before 
the verb ghang was explained. That may be a coincidience, or Marc Okrand 
forgot about it or not... (usually, he explains the meaning of a verb 
when there's a related -wI' noun, but not this time.) Still just theory.

@David: you may want to fix that in boQwI':
  {ghangwI'} n. 11:2, p. 8 - June 2002
  {ghang}    v. 12:2, p. 8 - June 2003

Lieven L. Litaer
aka the "Klingon Teacher from Germany"

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