[tlhIngan Hol] Klingon Word of the Day: ro'Sa'

Steven Boozer sboozer at uchicago.edu
Fri Dec 11 07:19:09 PST 2020

Klingon Word of the Day for Thursday, December 10, 2020

Klingon word: 	ro'Sa'
Part of speech: 	noun
Definition: 	rose (a Terran flower)
Source: 	The Little Prince  [TLP]

(TLP):  Since there's no Klingon equivalent for a rose, and this word is a specific name, this variation of the Federation Standard word is used.

'InSong 			flower (n)
‘uma’  			petal (n)
por 			leaf (n)
DuQwI'Hom  		(small) spike (n) [use for "thorn"?]

He'  			smell,  emit odor (v) 

“That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet.”
(Shakespeare, "Romeo and Juliet"; quoted in TOS “By Any Other Name”)

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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