[tlhIngan Hol] Klingon Word of the Day: potlh
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Klingon Word of the Day for Saturday, December 19, 2020
Klingon word: potlh
Part of speech: verb
Definition: be important
[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
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)
potlh consequential thing, something important (n)
tlhIngan qorDu' potlh
Klingon Family Values. S13
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. (TLP chapter XXI)
potlh De' priority message (n)
HoD, yo'SeH yaHnIvvo' potlh De' wIHevtaH
[Captain, we are receiving a priority message from [Fleet] Operations Command. (ST5 notes)
pav be urgent (v)
'ut be essential, necessary (v)
ram be trivial, insignificant (v)
ghob virtue (n)
qolqoS core, essence (n)
vIt truth (n)
ngoD fact (n)
ngoQ goal, purpose (n)
chabal something desired or requested (n)
Dap nonsence (n)
tu'HomI'raH something useless (n)
Voragh, Ca'Non Master of the Klingons
Feel free to mention any relevant vocabulary or notes from the last year
or so which I’ve missed. I’ve fallen woefully behind in updating my files.
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