[tlhIngan Hol] Klingon Word of the Day: lor

Steven Boozer sboozer at uchicago.edu
Wed May 29 09:22:32 PDT 2019

Klingon Word of the Day for Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Klingon word: lor
Part of speech: noun
Definition: cousin (mother's brother's child or father's sister's child), niece or nephew (man's sister's child
Source: HQ (9:3 p8)

AFAIK never used in a sentence by Okrand.

(HQ 9.3:8):  {vIn}, in its plural form {vInpu'}, is used for a group consisting of at least one {tey'} and no one who is not a {lor} or a {tey'}.  Thus {vInpu'} may be translated "cousins, nieces, nephews."  
If it's not a mixed group, then, of course, the plural forms of {lor} and {tey'} would be used ({lorpu', tey'pu'}).  {vInpu'} might also be used if the speaker is unsure about the makeup of the group (but sure enough to know that {vInpu'} is a better choice than {yurpu'}.  The singular form, {vIn}, is also sometimes used in place of {lor} or {tey'} when focusing on the {vIn} as a member of a group of {vInpu'} as opposed to his or her specific relationship to the speaker.

lorbe'  		female cousin (mother's brother's daughter or father's sister's daughter), niece (man's sister's daughter or woman's brother's daughter)

lorloD  		male cousin (mother's brother's son or father's sister's son), nephew (man's sister's son or woman's brother's son)

tey'  		cousin (mother's sister's child or father's brother's child), niece or nephew (man's brother's child or woman's sister's child) 

tey'be'  		female cousin (mother's sister's child or father's brother's child), niece (man's brother's daughter or woman's sister's daughter)

tey'loD  	male cousin (mother's sister's son or father's brother's son), nephew (man's brother's son or woman's sister's son) 

vIn  		cousin,  niece or nephew 
yur 		distant cousin, niece or nephew

As always when we discuss kinship terms, see naHQun's helpful chart at: http://www.angelfire.com/tx4/purpleelaphants/tlhInganHol/qorDuSor.html 

Ca'Non Master of the Klingons

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