[tlhIngan Hol] Klingon Word of the Day: qorgh

Steven Boozer sboozer at uchicago.edu
Thu May 9 08:20:45 PDT 2019

Klingon word: qorgh
Part of speech: verb
Definition: to stop up, fill up a hole
Source: qepHom 2013

(MO interviewed by Lieven, 11/12/2013):  So the cork is the 'thing which does close the hole (of the bottle)' … {qorgh} is to stop up, to fill a hole. You can stop up a hole, but not fill it in with dirt.  That would be {teb}.  qorgh is to stop up an opening somehow.  It's like filling in, and not put stuff inside.  So the word for the cork is a {qorghwI'}. 

{qorghwI'} also means pacifier (qep’a’ 2016):

(qurgh < MO, 7/22/2016):  Maltz said this is not a Klingon thing, but he's seen human babies use these [i.e. pacifiers]

bal 		jug, jar, bottle
ghu 		baby
najmoHwI' 	lullaby

(IMO, HQ 8.3):  The word for top is {yor} ... It is not the word used for lid or cover or cap (as in lid of a jar) or removable (and reusable) top of a box. The word for this kind of top or lid or cover is {yuvtlhe'}. 

Ca'Non Master of the Klingons

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