[tlhIngan Hol] Klingon Word of the Day: tlhu'

Steven Boozer sboozer at uchicago.edu
Thu Jan 24 13:12:26 PST 2019

Klingon Word of the Day for Thursday, January 24, 2019

Klingon word: tlhu'
Part of speech: verb
Definition: be tempted

(MO > LL, qepHom 2017, p.14 WRT "bait" in DSC subtitles):   I think you can use either {tlhu'moH} "tempt" or {ngel} "attract, lure".  In either case, I suspect you'd use the {-meH} suffix.  It would be something like "use a spaceship in order to lure/attract/tempt them."  {ngelwI'} would be an attracter or a lurer, so that could be the noun bait in this context.

That DSC line Okrand's referring to may be this one from "Into the Forest I Go":

  pa'vovo' chaH DIngelmeH, 'oH wIlo'. 
  We use it as bait, to draw their flagship away from Pahvo. (DSC/sub)

nong 		be passionate (v)
DuQ 		touch (emotionally) (v)
bel 		be pleased (v)
yon 		be satisfied (v)
tlhu'moH  	tempt  (v) 
ngel 		attract, lure (v)
pon 		persuade, convince (v)

Ca'Non Master of the Klingons

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