[tlhIngan Hol] Klingon Word of the Day: non

Steven Boozer sboozer at uchicago.edu
Mon Jun 24 06:50:33 PDT 2019

Klingon Word of the Day for Sunday, June 23, 2019

Klingon word: non
Part of speech: verb
Definition: be rotten

(KGT 91):  It is important to distinguish {rogh} [ferment] from {ragh} (decay). Food that has decayed ({raghpu'bogh Soj}, or more succinctly, {Soj non} - rotten food) is food that has become inedible and must be thrown away, though it is sometimes given to animals. 

(KGT 86):  On the other hand, it is most insulting to say that someone smells like rotting *forshak*.

  A jealous Worf intentionally provokes Grilka's aide Thopok in Quark's bar:  "Is there a pile of rotting *forshak* in here, or is it you?"  (DS9 "Looking for Par'Mach in All the Wrong Places")

ngIm 		be putrid (v)
tlhorgh 		be pungent (food) (v)
qab 		be bad (v)

rogh 		ferment (v)
ragh 		decay (v)
tlhol 		be raw, unprocessed (v)

Ca'Non Master of the Klingons

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