[tlhIngan Hol] Klingon Word of the Day: tlhevjaQ

Steven Boozer sboozer at uchicago.edu
Mon Jul 8 09:03:19 PDT 2019

Klingon Word of the Day for Thursday, July 04, 2019

Klingon word: tlhevjaQ
Part of speech: noun
Definition: spear thrown with aid of a special tool
Source: KGT

(KGT 64-65):  There is ... at least one type of spear, the {tlhevjaQ}, which employs a {chetvI'}, a stick with a hook at the end, as an aid for throwing. There is a single verb, {wob}, that is used to describe the full range of activities involved in putting the spear properly into the spear-throwing aid and using the aid to hurl the spear:  {tlhevjaQ wob} ("He/she puts the {tlhevjaQ} into the {chetvI'} and hurls the spear"). In speaking of this type of spear and spear-throwing technique, it is still proper to use the verb {chuH} when talking about throwing the spear at a target. ...  The word {chetvI'} refers to both the tool used to help throw the {tlhevjaQ} spear and also a torpedo tube of a particular kind.

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