[tlhIngan Hol] Klingon Word of the Day: naD tetlh

Steven Boozer sboozer at uchicago.edu
Tue Oct 22 08:35:51 PDT 2019

Klingon Word of the Day for Tuesday, October 22, 2019

Klingon word: naD tetlh
Part of speech: noun
Definition: Commendation List

(KGT 182):  For example, in the ceremony to induct new members into the Order of the Bat'leth ({betleH 'obe'}), the highest honor that the government bestows on a Klingon, the presiding official, usually the leader of the Klingon High Council, first reads a name from the {naD tetlh} (Commendation List), always calling out the inductee's name in the most formal way (given name plus father's name, such as {tI'vIS barot puqloD} [T'vis, son of Barot]).

(st.k 7/09/1998):  Thus, one would usually say {naD tetlh gher} "he/she compiles the Commendation List" or "he/she writes the Commendation List".

naD  			commendation (n)
tetlh  			roll,  scroll,  list (n)
   chabal tetlh 		   wish list (n)
   Soj tetlh 		   grocery list (n)
   'ay'mey tetlh 		   technical callouts ["parts list"] (n)

ghu'lIS 			entry in a list (n)
natlIS 			last item in a list (n)

HIDjolev 		menu (n)
mem			catalog (n)
Qumran 		scroll (n)

Ca'Non Master of the Klingons

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