[tlhIngan Hol] Klingon Word of the Day: but

Steven Boozer sboozer at uchicago.edu
Thu Feb 6 07:21:13 PST 2020

Klingon word: but
Part of speech: verb
Definition: be natural
Source: qepHom 2017

AFAIK only used in a non-canon DISCOVERY subtitle:

Dat butbogh Dochmey, yInbogh qa' je jemlaH vay'. 
Everywhere you go, you can feel the symbiosis between nature 
  and the living spirit. (DSC/sub "Si Vis Pacem, Para Bellum")

(KGT 84):  All food is considered to be good in its natural state; it takes the intervention of a cook to ruin it. Thus, the word {'eyHa'}, used to describe food that is edible but is not particularly tasty, means something like "undelicious", implying that someone caused it to cease being delicious.

(KGT 92ff):  There is an alternate way of preparing {quD} [a type of sauce] that involves using chemicals to do the job of the animal's stomach enzymes. Klingon gourmets distinguish between the two by referring to {quD} made in the natural way as {burgh quD} (stomach {quD}), as opposed to the artificially produced {'un quD} (pot {quD}). Though nutritionally identical, {burgh quD}, when available, is always preferable to {'un quD}.

baQ 		be fresh, just picked [i.e. fruit, vegetables] (v)
watlh 		be pure (v)
tlhol 		be raw, unprocessed (v)

ngeb 		be counterfeit, false, fake (v)
pargh 		be synthetic, artificial (v) (qepHom 2017)

 -  DaHjaj Soj pargh wISopnISbe'ba', Sogh. 
    There will be no synthetic protein rations tonight, Lieutenant.
      (DSC/sub "Si Vis Pacem, Para Bellum")

Ca'Non Master of the Klingons

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