[tlhIngan Hol] Klingon Word of the Day: yotlh

Steven Boozer sboozer at uchicago.edu
Fri Nov 15 08:51:18 PST 2019

Klingon word: yotlh
Part of speech: noun
Definition: field (of land)

Never used in a sentence AFAIK.

(KGT 89):   Agriculture ({Satlh}) is practiced to a certain extent, though it is common to gather uncultivated plants as well. Fruit or vegetables that come from a farm ({Du'}) are called either {naH} alone or {Du' naH} (farm fruit or vegetable or produce) ... The verb {yob} (harvest) is used to refer to gathering up plants or plant parts, whether from a field ({yotlh}) that has been sown or out in the wild. The verb meaning farm is {wIj}; that meaning plant (referring to vegetation of any kind) is {poch}.

(HQ 12.2:7-8):  {qa'rI'} is also used for the end of bounded space which is seen as having length even it is not enclosed space. Thus, it is used for the end of a road, the end of a bridge, the end of a long field. (Maltz didn't think it would mean much of anything to refer to the {qa'rI'} of a square field.)

ghommeH yotlh 	plaza, courtyard (n)
magh yotlh 		lawn (n)
mol yotlh 		graveyard (n)
qeQ yotlh 		muck (n)

Hatlh 			country(side) (n)
ghor 			surface [of planet] (n)
puH 			land (n)
yav 			ground (n)
tlhop 			public area (n)
che'ron 		battlefield (n)
chem 			field [of energy] (n)

Ca'Non Master of the Klingons

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