[tlhIngan Hol] Klingon Word of the Day: tIng

Steven Boozer sboozer at uchicago.edu
Wed Dec 23 09:30:03 PST 2020

Klingon Word of the Day for Sunday, December 20, 2020

Klingon word: tIng
Part of speech: noun
Definition: southwestward, area toward the southwest (approx 220 degrees on terran 360 degree compass counting c
Source: HQ (8:4 p6)

tIngvo' 'evDaq chanDaq jIlengpu'
I've traveled all over the place. (st.k 11/21/1999)

(st.k 11/21/1999):  There is an idiomatic expression still heard with reasonable frequency which makes use of all three cardinal direction terms: {tIngvo' 'evDaq chanDaq}.  Literally, this means "from area-southwestward to area-northwestward to area eastward", but the idiom means "all around, all over, all over the place".  It is used in the same place in a sentence that the noun {Dat} "everywhere" might be used, but it is much more emphatic:  {tIngvo' 'evDaq chanDaq jIlengpu'} "I've traveled all over the place".  A more archaic form of the idiom is {tIngvo' 'evDaq 'evvo' chanDaq} (literally, "from area-southwestward to area-northwestward, from area-northwestward to area eastward)", but the three-word version (without the repetition of {'ev}) has all but totally replaced it.

(Qov, 9/01/2011):  USA qellu'DI', {tIng}seltown (LA) is in the southwest, {'ev}erett (Everett, Wash.) is in the northwest, and {chan}a (China) is far off to the east.

chan				area eastward/towards the  east (n)
'ev 				area northwestward/towards the northwest (n)

'amerI'qa' ‘ev chan ‘ev 		North America (GN) (qepHom 2016)
'amerI'qa' tIng chan tIng 	South America (GN) (qepHom 2016)

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