[tlhIngan Hol] Klingon Word of the Day: vulqangan

Steven Boozer sboozer at uchicago.edu
Thu Feb 13 07:36:02 PST 2020

Klingon word: vulqangan
Part of speech: noun
Definition: Vulcan (person)
Source: TKD

  pIj tay'taH Doch pIm.  vulqangan qech 'oH, tlhIngan qech 'oHbe'. 
  [Lesson of Star Trek]: IDIC: Infinite Diversity in Infinite Combinations.
  This is a basic tenet of Vulcan philosophy, and not Klingon at all.
   (NASM Interview with Marc Okrand)

  pa' DuD Humanpu', vulqanganpu', tellarnganpu', 'anDorya'nganpu' lamqu' je. 
  …where humans, Vulcans, Tellarites, and filthy Andorians mix.
   (NON-CANON from DSC "Battle at the Binary Stars")

(De’vID, 11/10/2015):  At … qepHom [2011], Okrand said a bunch of things about what verbs take what objects … One of the words that [Okrand] used to illustrate this was {ghet} ["pretend"].  You can say {vulqangan jIH 'e' vIghet}.

vulqan  		Vulcan (planet)  (GN)
vulqan Hol  	Vulcan (language) (n)

(MO to Lieven, 3/27/2012):  Maltz said that for language names the construction "country + {Hol}" is most common … If one were to say {vulqangan Hol} ("Vulcan's language" or "Vulcans' language"), that could mean the same thing as {vulqan Hol}, so the speaker would generally not be misunderstood, but if at an intergalactic gathering a Vulcan were speaking Federation Standard, then {vulqangan Hol} for that Vulcan at that time and place would be {DIvI' Hol}.

  vulqan Hol jatlhlaHmeH Mr. Spock [sic!], vIghojmoHta'.  pItlh.
  [Fondest memory]:  Teaching Leonard Nimoy [how] to speak Vulcan.
   (NASM Interview with Marc Okrand)

   "He is a Vulcanian merchant, mainly concerned with how he will carry on business under our occupation." (Klingon guard to Governor Kor, TOS "Errand of Mercy")

    Kor was at one time Klingon ambassador to Vulcan. (DS9 “the Sword of Kahless”)

Ca'Non Master of the Klingons

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