[tlhIngan Hol] Klingon Word of the Day: cha'qu'

Steven Boozer sboozer at uchicago.edu
Thu Jul 18 08:27:21 PDT 2019

Klingon word: cha'qu'
Part of speech: noun
Definition: a bird with a noisy, repetitive cry
Source: HQ (10:4 p4)

The cuckoo's "noisy, repetitive cry" sounds like coo-coo (i.e. two {qu'})

cha'bIp  	"a bird noted for its speed" 
cha'Do'  	"Maltz wasn't sure what kind of a bird this was, but he was
		   very familiar with the word"  
cha'naS  	"a small bird which digs up bugs to eat" 
cha'par  	"a bird noted for its song" 

bo'Degh  	bird  (n)
chuS 		be noisy (v)
jach 		scream, cry out) (v)

See loghaD's list of animals at http://people.kth.se/~felixm/Klingon+animals.pdf 

Ca'Non Master of the Klingons

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