[tlhIngan Hol] Klingon Word of the Day: voQSIp

Steven Boozer sboozer at uchicago.edu
Fri Sep 6 08:23:36 PDT 2019

Klingon word: voQSIp
Part of speech: noun
Definition: nitrogen

   yoq yIn yuQ 'oH Qo'noS'e'. yInSIp voQSIp je ngaS muDDaj. 
   Qo'noS is a class-M planet with an oxygen/nitrogen atmosphere. (S27)

voQ  		choke (v)
SIp  		gas  (state of matter) (n)

vIQ 		suffocate (v)
vIQmoH 	smother (v)

muD 		atmosphere (n)
lay 		air [technical term] (n)
rewve' 		air (everyday word) (n)

julSIp 	    	helium (n)
bIQSIp 	    	hydrogen (n)
yInSIp 	    	oxygen (n)

tamler  		element (in chemistry) (n) 
tamlerQeD  	chemistry (n) 
HeySel 		atom (n)
’o’rIS 		molecule (n)

   cha’ bIQSIp HeySelmey, wa’ yInSIp HeySel je yugh bIQ ’o’rIS. 
   The water molecule consists of two hydrogen atoms and one oxygen atom.
      (Lieven, OK'd by MO at qepHom 2015)

Ca'Non Master of the Klingons

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