[tlhIngan Hol] Klingon Word of the Day: potlh

Steven Boozer sboozer at uchicago.edu
Mon Oct 21 06:39:34 PDT 2019

Klingon Word of the Day for Sunday, October 20, 2019

Klingon word: potlh
Part of speech: noun
Definition: something important

tlhIngan qorDu' potlh 
Klingon Family Values. S13

potlh De'  
priority message  (ST5;)

leghchu' tIq neH. potlh leghlaHbe' mIn. 
It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential
  is invisible to the eye. (NON CANON TLP chap. 21)

potlh  		be important (v)

potlhbe' to'.
 [Tactics aren't important. (i.e. get it anyway you can!)] (ST3 DVD case)

tlhIngan qorDu' pong potlh law' Hoch potlh puS 
Above all, the Klingon family name is highly valued. S13

qorDu' SaHlu'chugh 'ej matlhlu'chugh vaj wa' tlhIngan ghob potlhqu' 
devotion and loyalty to family is one of the most important Klingon virtues. S13

batlh potlh law' yIn potlh puS 
Honor is more important than life. TKW

potlhbe'chugh yay qatlh pe''eghlu' 
If winning is not important, then why keep score? TKW

tlhIngan wo' yuQmey chovlu'chugh Qo'noS potlh law' Hoch potlh puS. 
The principal planet of the Klingon Empire, Qo'noS... S27

nentay loptaHvIS tlhIngan potlh tlhIngan 'oy'naQ'e' 
The Klingon Painstik is an important part of a Klingon's Age of Ascension ceremony. S32

tlhIngan toQDuj Duj De' potlh 
Klingon Bird of Prey General Specifications. KBoP

Marc Okrand jIH.  De' potlh vIlab. 
I am Marc Okrand and I bring you an important message. ('U'-MTK)

DaH wanI' potlh taghlu' 
Now, the time had come (PB)

potlhmo' batlh, vIqawba' 
Because you care about honor. STID

potlhbe’ ngutlh Sar 
ignore case 
("written-character variety isn’t important") (De'vID < MO, 2/25/2018)

qolqoS 		essence (n)
chabal 		something desired or requested (n)

ghob 		virtue (n)
chut 		law (n)
tIgh 		culture (n)
vIt 		truth (n)
ngoD 		fact (n)
ngoQ 		goal, purpose (n)

Dap 		nonsence (n)
tu'HomI'raH 	something useless (n)

pav 		be urgent (v)
'ut 		be essential, be necessary (v)
ram 		be trivial, insignificant (v)

Ca'Non Master of the Klingons

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