[tlhIngan Hol] new words qepHom 2020

Lieven L. Litaer levinius at gmx.de
Tue Dec 15 22:18:09 PST 2020

Due to the annoying {qoro'na javtIm} (yes, that's canon now), everything
was different this year. Not only that we had to cancel the qepHom,
there were also some delivery problems for our handouts which delayed
everything. As we wanted to send it all at once to the students, the
words from Maltz were also waiting in the package being sent.

Today, with a delay of exactly four weeks, we are finally proud to have
sent over 80 packages to the virtual qepHom attendees, and so we can
also reveal the words from Maltz — and there are many!

You can find a list of words at the page in the Klingon Language Wiki,
and I'll forward the details on this list step by step when I get the
time. If you have any questions, please tell me and I'll forward them to
Maltz, through Marc Okrand of course. (He told me that due to the
pandemic restrictions, Maltz isn't going away anyway, and he's angry
about that because apparently, Klingons are immune to the disease. But
Maltz is angry all the time anyway, so it's not much difference.)


ber 	v. 	ovulate, undergo ovulation (i.e. the discharge of a mature ovum
from the ovary)
bertlham taymey 	n. 	epilogue
bewSom 	n. 	mixture of ingredients that, after a bit of time, produces
fermented HIq. Maltz thought that maybe this was shortened from
something like bewSom roghmeH qegh pa' "vat for fermenting bewSom room"
or "bewSom fermenting vat room", but he wasn't sure about that.
bewSom pa' 	n. 	brewery [room]
bewSom qach 	n. 	brewery [building]
bI'reS taymey 	n. 	prologue
buq'ach 	n. 	trombone-like Klingon instrument, so a Terran trombone
would be a tera' buq'ach.
chenHa' meyrI' 	v. 	fail to climax (slang), lit. "the square malforms"
qul chenmoH 	v. 	light a fire, ignite 	fire
chI 	v. 	menstruate, undergo menstruation
chuv 	n. 	leftover (also used for money change)
ghItlhwI' 'echlet 	n. 	chalk board, flip chart
ghuch 	v. 	climax, is not heard as frequently as a couple of slang
expressions: meQ (literally, "burn") and HutmaH chav (literally,
"achieve 90").
ghuj 	v. 	pivot, swivel [what the door knob does when you push it down]
ghujmoH 	v. 	pivot, swivel [would you do to a door knob]
HIjmeH 'ap 	n. 	fee paid when bringing certain commodities into a
jurisdiction is
HIjmeH 'ap pIn 	n. 	customs officer
HIvje'He 	n. 	piano in a piano bar
Hoq 	v. 	pull a child's wagon (by its handle) or for a train engine to
pull the train along or to pull an electrical plug out of the wall.
HommaH 	n. 	appendix (of a book)
Hovje'voH 	n. 	evolution (Darwinian), technical or scientific term
Ho'yI' 	n. 	bow (for arrows)
HuqmeH 'ap 	n. 	excise tax, sales tax, VAT
Hur 	v. 	pull, tug; refers to the action of pulling back the string of
the bow but also to pulling the handle on a door to open or close the
door or to pulling on someone's suspenders.
HurDagh chuHwI' 	n. 	bow (for arrows) (not a Klingon device), lit.
"stringed-instrument hurler"
HurwI' 	n. 	bow (for arrows) (not a Klingon device) (short form)
HutmaH 	n. 	sexual climax (slang), literally "90." Maltz didn't know how
90 got to be associated with climaxing.
jejSIp 	n. 	acetylene
jIrmoH 	v. 	crank, can be used for turning a doorknob.
lenmeS rop 	n. 	Lenmes disease, a native Klingon disease caused by a
bacterium. Its symptoms include high fever, weakness, and perhaps
abdominal pain, headaches, and a skin rash. 	medical terms
maqDar 	n. 	mak'dar, Klingon insult 	cursing
may'ron raS 	n. 	piano
mutchoH 	n. 	evolution (Darwinian), less technical term 	Evolution
namyaS 	n. 	hood (of a cloak, robe, sweatshirt, or whatever)
navSu' 	n. 	key, legend (as on a map)
ngutlh'a' 	n. 	upper-case letter
paSta' 	n. 	Terran pasta, noodles, spaghetti. This is a Terran thing (or
things), so they borrowed the word.
pomtut 	n. 	battering ram
pupHa' 	v. 	be approximate; If it's necessary to hedge one's bets
adverbially, chaq "perhaps" and ghaytan "likely" are acceptable.
pupqa' 	v. 	bribe (slang)
qav 	n. 	Maltz didn't know what qav by itself was, but he said he
wouldn't be surprised to learn that qav'ap was shortened from qavmeH 'ap
or something like that at some point in the past.
qeqchu' 	v. 	train really well, to work really hard at it and achieve
intended goals
qet'uy 	n. 	pine cone, something that grows on certain kinds of trees
and looks much like a pine cone as seen on Earth. 	botany
qoro'na javtIm 	n. 	corona virus 	medical terms
qo'vID wa'maH Hut 	n. 	Covid 19 (SARS-CoV-2 disease) 	medical terms
qul qaDwI' 	n. 	firefighter, lit. fire challenger 	fire
qul QongmoHwI' 	n. 	firefighter, one who puts fires to sleep, but that's
usually not applied until the fire is actually out. 	fire
qul SuvwI' 	n. 	firefighter, lit. fire fighter, fire warrior 	fire
qul tlhay'moHwI' 	n. 	firefighter, lit. fire tamer (less frequent) 	fire
QongmoH 	v. 	extinguish fire, lit. put to sleep, cause to sleep 	fire
rem'ay' 	n. 	diaphragm, thoracic diaphragm (body part) 	body parts
Sor 'IventoH 	n. 	pine cone, lit. tree pineapple; the proper term is qet'uy.
tab 	v. 	wane, ebb, dwindle (talking about phases of a moon), idiomatic
usage: "not applying yourself fully to the task at hand"
tabHa' 	v. 	wax (talking about phases of a moon)
targho'nI' 	n. 	tungsten
tarngeb 	n. 	uranium
taymey 	n. 	section of a book or play or the like that's separate from
the main portion of the work. taymey is a frozen form and is considered
singular. It's okay to say taymeymey
teywI' 'echlet 	n. 	chalkboard or whiteboard or any similar surface that
can be erased and reused
tochmu' 	n. 	bribe / normally used with the verb chup (recommend,
suggest) and sometimes with much (present).
tlham rI'gheS 	n. 	parachute, lit. gravity deflector. Apparatus that
creates some sort of force field that counters gravity when descending.
tlhay 	v. 	embalm; refers to infusing a dead body with some sort of
fluid to preserve it (and thereby create a jItuj'ep mummy).
tlho' Huch 	n. 	tip, lit. gratitude money; Maltz said the concept was weird.
va'chum 	n. 	sponge (for cleaning)
veqtal 	n. 	VeK'tal; The VeK'tal response is a measure of Klingon
physiological condition
vemmoH 	v. 	light a fire, lit. wake up, cause to wake up 	fire
wejHa' 	adv. 	already, means something along the lines of "before now"
or "as of now."
woj tlhuD 	v. 	be radioactive, lit. "emit radiation"
'alwI' 	n. 	floater, informal word for parachute, the old-fashioned
contraption that resembles an umbrella
'ap 	n. 	dues, toll
'ebHIv 	n. 	apparatus used to distill various concoctions into an
acceptable form of HIq
'ebHIv pa' 	n. 	distillery [room]
'ebHIv qach 	n. 	distillery [building]
'ebraH 	n. 	climax (sexual)
'o'nI' Sub 	n. 	solid foam (like styrofoam)
'uch 	v. 	keep (in the combination of change)

Lieven L. Litaer
aka the "Klingon Teacher from Germany"

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