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

Steven Boozer sboozer at uchicago.edu
Tue Nov 12 07:08:35 PST 2019

Klingon word: vey'
Part of speech: verb
Definition: be comfortable, be plentiful
Source: qep'a' 24 [2017]

(qep'a' 2017, New Words):  These words are for the sense of free from hardship or more than adequate (or inadequate or barely adequate or meager), like a comfortable income.  […]  {vey'} is similar to {yap} "be enough, sufficient", but {vey'} implies more than enough, more than just sufficient.

(nIqolay Q, 9/01/2017):  If you want to convey the idea of 'more than some amount' in a positive way, or at least a value-neutral way, you could try the new word {vey'}. It was glossed as "be comfortable" at the qep'a', in the sense of "a comfortable income", but the core idea is be more than enough, be more than is just sufficient. (The notes say it's similar to {yap}, which suggests it refers to the thing that one has a comfortable amount of, rather than, e.g., the person who has the comfortable life.)

vey'Ha'  	be uncomfortable (v) (qep'a' 2017)

(qep'a' 2017):  ... for the sense of being inadequate or barely adequate or meager

Hutlh 		lack (v)
chuv 		be left over (v)
puS 		be few (v)

law' 		be many (v)
'Iq 		be too many, too much (v)

Ca'Non Master of the Klingons

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