[tlhIngan Hol] Klingon Word of the Day: ghung

Steven Boozer sboozer at uchicago.edu
Mon Dec 7 12:48:30 PST 2020

Klingon Word of the Day for Sunday, December 06, 2020

Klingon word: 	ghung
Part of speech: 	verb
Definition: 	be hungry

I'm hungry. CK
I am hungry. PK

SoSoy jIghung 
Mommy, I'm hungry. KGT

wa'Hu' jIghung 
Yesterday I was hungry. CK

I am very hungry. PK

jIghung je 
I am also hungry. PK

qagh largh SuvwI' ghung.  Sum qagh 'e' Sov. 
The hungry warrior smells the gagh. He/she knows the gagh is
 nearby.  (HQ 12/1998)

ghung; qagh rur 
hungry as gagh. KGT

SuvwI' ghung law' qagh ghung rap 
the warrior is as hungry as gagh (HQ 13.1:10)

(Lieven, qepHom'a', 11/15/2011):  I asked if there were a word for "satisfied, I'm full", i.e. you had eaten enough. MO said no, but accepted {ghungHa'} for "not hungry any more".  You cannot use it though to say that you are not hungry, that should be {ghungbe'} "not hungry".  But if you are hungry first, then you eat enough, then you can say {DaH jIghungHa'} "Now I am un-hungry" (= "not hungry any more"). It also works with {'oj} the same way.

Sop 		eat (v)
noS 		eat in small mouthfuls, nibble (v)
'oj 		be thirsty
je' 		feed (someone else) (v)
natlh 		use up (v)
qur 		be greedy (v)

Ca'Non Master of the Klingons

[Feel free to mention any relevant vocabulary or usage notes from 
 the last year or so which I’ve missed. I’ve fallen woefully behind in
 updating my notes. ]

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