[tlhIngan Hol] Klingon Word of the Day: chon bom

Steven Boozer sboozer at uchicago.edu
Thu Jun 13 08:45:06 PDT 2019

Klingon word: chon bom
Part of speech: noun
Definition: hunting song

(KGT 12f.):  Finally, there are some old but still popular songs that retain old words and old grammatical forms that are not interpretable in modern Klingon. In fact, it is not uncommon for Klingon children to think some of these songs are nonsense songs, filled with silly words, and then be surprised to find out that they are ancient hunting songs or battle songs.
(KGT 77):  A song sung while going to, or returning from, a hunt is a {chon bom}, or hunt song. 

(KGT 78):  A {may' bom} (battle song), {chon bom} (hunting song), or just about any other kind of song may serve as a {HIvje' bom}, but there are special songs heard almost exclusively as accompaniments to drinking.

bom  			sing,  chant (v)
bom  			song,  chant (n)
bom mu'  		lyric,  lyrics (n)
bomwI'  		singer (n)

chon  			hunt (n)
chonnaQ  		hunting spear (n)
chontay  		ritual hunt (n)

gheD  			prey (n)
wam  			hunt (v)
wamwI'  		hunter (n)
wamwI' Ha'DIbaH  	hunter's meat (n)

Ca'Non Master of the Klingons

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