[tlhIngan Hol] Klingon Word of the Day: ngutlh nagh

Steven Boozer sboozer at uchicago.edu
Tue Oct 8 08:29:28 PDT 2019

Klingon word: ngutlh nagh
Part of speech: noun
Definition: die/dice with letters
Source: qepHom 2018

mI' naghmey  		dice (n) 

cha' mI' naghmey 
two dice   MKE

HoSHal ghajchugh vay', mI' naghmey tIronmoH. wa'maHlogh boq'egh mI' naghmey;
  chen qav'ap. ghajwI'vaD qav'ap yIDIl.
If [energy source is] owned, throw dice and pay owner a total ten times amount
  shown. MKE

pIraqSIS HoS waw' ghajlu'chugh, loSlogh boq'egh mI' naghmey mI'; chen qav'ap 
If Praxis Energy Facility is owned, rent is 4 times amount shown on dice. MKE

(qep’a’ 2019):   For random numbers, as when throwing dice, use the verb {'al} "float" instead of {Haw}.  {mI' 'al} "(a) random number";  {'al mI'} "the number is random".  There is also a slang expression {Du'Hom mI'} "random number" (literally "garden number"). 

SuD 			gamble, take a chance (v)
Haw  			be random, arbitrary, unpredictable, fortuitous (v)
ronmoH 		[cause to] roll (v)
jaD 			throw around, hurl about (v)
ngeQ 			bump into, collide with (v)
vIH 			move, be in motion (v)

DATA: 	There is a certain degree of random fortune involved. I believe that is why they call it "gambling".  [TNG "The Royale" about a game of "craps"]

Ca'Non Master of the Klingons

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