[tlhIngan Hol] Klingon Word of the Day: yoD

Steven Boozer sboozer at uchicago.edu
Wed May 8 08:50:33 PDT 2019

Klingon word: yoD
Part of speech: verb
Definition: shield

yoD  		shield (n) 

(Okrand in KCD):  The Klingon word {botjan} refers to shields or protective force-fields on a ship. The hand-held shield associated with traditional hand-to-hand combat is called {yoD}. 

(KGT 67):  As protection against these various weapons, a warrior often carried a shield, or {yoD}, basically a large plate of metal. The verb form of shield is also {yoD}, and to shield oneself is {yoD'egh}. (Although the Federation Standard word shields refers to both the old hand-held protective armor, and the force field protecting a vessel--the newer meaning clearly based on the older--in Klingon, there is no connection between the two. The force field on a ship is called {botjan}. To shield a ship, one must activate the shields, or {botjan chu'}

yoDmey pe'ta' betleHmey Qob 
   wa'logh mup betleH 
   'ej 'uSDu' teqta'
[translation unavailable] (PB)

lI'Ha' Duj 'ej chaq QeyHa' tuj yoD 'e' Qub Qu' vu'wI' yaH. QeyHa'choHtaH tuj yoD 'e' botmeH cholHa'meH 'eDSeHcha baH GLENN 'e' ra' 'ach 'eDSeHcha DaH vurbe' ghaH 'e' ra' je. (NASM, "Mercury Friendship 7")

mInyoD 	eyelid  (n)
SIryoD 		body armor (n)
SIS yoD 		umbrella (n)
tuj yoD 		heat shield (n)

Qan 		protect (v)
Hub 		defend (v)
toD 		rescue, save (v)
'av 		guard (v)

Ca'Non Master of the Klingons

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