[tlhIngan Hol] Klingon Word of the Day: 'oq

Steven Boozer sboozer at uchicago.edu
Thu Jun 27 08:22:55 PDT 2019

Klingon word: 'oq
Part of speech: verb
Definition: sink 
Source: qep'a' 25 [2018]

(MO’s qepHom 2018 Video Interview):  {'oq} is to "be submerged, be under water", and {'oqmoH} is "make someone be submerged, push them down." If your boat sinks, you can say {'oq}. But if it's a boat in your bathtub and you push it down, it's {'oqmoH}.

 ‘ay 	float (in/on water or other liquids) (v)
rIjHa’ 	be adrift (v) 

‘al 	float (in/on air) (v)
qaj 	soar (v)
vIH 	move, be in motion (v)

luS 	be submerged, immersed in, surrounded by (v)
Dech 	surround (v)

Ca'Non Master of the Klingons

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