[tlhIngan Hol] Klingon Word of the Day: vengHom

Steven Boozer sboozer at uchicago.edu
Mon Sep 9 06:29:49 PDT 2019

Klingon Word of the Day for Saturday, September 07, 2019

Klingon word: vengHom
Part of speech: noun
Definition: village

vengHom QaD 
dry village
 [(slang): "means that the village is protected" (KGT 161)]

(KGT 16f):  An identifiable area within a {Sep} [region] is a {yoS} (area, district), and a {yoS} usually contains at least one important {veng} (city); though sometimes, especially in the more rugged parts of a planet, there may be only a small settlement or {vengHom} [village]). [...] Regions are sometimes identified by the name of the most prominent city within the region. Thus, the region containing the First City is simply called {veng wa'DIch Sep} (First City region) and {voSpegh Sep} (Vospeg region, southwest of the First City--to use directional terms familiar to speakers of Federation Standard) is named after the city of Vospeg [...] {ruq'e'vet} (Ruk'evet), a city in the {ghevchoq Sep} (Gevchok region). 

(KGT 186):  It is important for anyone visiting a Klingon settlement to be aware that saying the wrong thing or saying it in the wrong way may not only lead to communication difficulties but also may be detrimental to one's health.

veng  			city (n)
veng wa'DIch  		First City (GN: capital of Kronos)
qebeq veng  		Quebec City (GN)

taw ‘ay’ 		[city] block (n)
mon  			capital (city) (n)
mID  			colony (n) 
waw' 			base (n)
raQ 			camp, outpost (n)

Ca'Non Master of the Klingons

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