[tlhIngan Hol] Klingon Word of the Day: yejHaD

Steven Boozer sboozer at uchicago.edu
Thu Sep 5 08:26:44 PDT 2019

Klingon Word of the Day for Thursday, September 05, 2019

Klingon word: yejHaD
Part of speech: noun
Definition: institute, institution - larger than yej'an

  tlhIngan Hol yejHaD Datoy'mo' pInaD 
  Because you serve the Klingon Language Institute, we commend you. (KLI's FMC)

(HQ 4.4:11):  The most general word for school (a place for learning) is {DuSaQ}.  A specialized school, perhaps translatable as academy, is {'ampaS}.  An organization dedicated to scholastic pursuits or research is a {yejHaD} "institute" or "institution" or a {yej'an} "society".  The distinction between {yejHaD} and {yej'an} is not clear, though the former is usually - but not always - used for larger organizations.  It is not known whether the first syllable of these words ({yej}) is {yej} "council, assembly", but there could be some historic connection.

Lawrence Schoen reported that when he told Marc Okrand of some people's quibbles regarding the legitimacy of {yejHaD}, "he laughed and suggested that surely the KLI is a very ancient and venerable institution, whose name goes back to an earlier dialect!" 

tlhIngan Hol yejHaD 		Klingon Language Institute
*tlhIngan Hol yejHaD DevwI''a' 	(untranslated) [i.e. Lawrence Schoen] (KLI's FMC)
*tlhIngan Hol yejHaD pIn 	KLI Director (KLI website)

*DaH Hol yejHaD  		Modern Language Association (KLI website)

*Sov yejHaD  			Institute of Knowing (GIL) [equivalent of the Vulcan
				 Academy of Science]

HaD 				study (v)
Qul 				study (v)
ghoj 				learn (v)

Qulpa'  				research lab (n)
Qoyje' 				certificate, diploma (n) [cf. the KLI "Friend of Maltz Certificate"
				 (KLI's FMC) for an example]

Ca'Non Master of the Klingons

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