[tlhIngan Hol] Klingon Word of the Day: HeDon

Steven Boozer sboozer at uchicago.edu
Wed Jun 5 08:16:43 PDT 2019

Klingon word: HeDon
Part of speech: noun
Definition: parallel course
Source: TKD

AFAIK never used in a sentence	.

(De'vID, 11/19/2014) :  I actually specifically asked [Okrand] about how to use {Don}, and whether {DonHa'} means "perpendicular". The reason I asked about {Don} is that it's defined as both "be parallel" and "go parallel to", suggesting it can either take a plural subject (?{Don rav, rav'eq je}) or an object (?{'entepray' Don Qo'noS wa'}). 

(De'vId, 11/16/2014):  While {Don} means “be parallel,” {DonHa’} does not mean “be perpendicular.” It means something like “be misaligned.” The word for “be perpendicular” is {leD} and it’s normally used with a plural subject:  {leD rav tlhoy’ je} “the floor and the wall are perpendicular (to each other).” The word {leD} is also used to indicate a right angle: {tajvaj leD}. 

  "For parallel universe, I’d go with {'u' quq}, using {quq} "happen simultaneously, be simultaneous". (Lieven < MO, 1/08/2018)

  A Klingon D-7 battlecruiser maintained a parallel course with the Enterprise to Troyius. "He's paralleling us again." (Spock, TOS "Elaan of Troyius")

  "We are on a parallel course with [the asteroid-ship] Yonada." (TOS "For the World is Hollow and I Have Touched the Sky")

He  		course,  route (n)
Don 		be parallel, go parallel to (v)

nech 		be lateral, move laterally (v)
SaS 		be horizontal (v)
leD 		be perpendicular (v)
taH 		be at a negative angle (v)
tom 		be tilted (v)
lol 		be in an attitude (v)

Ca'Non Master of the Klingons

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