[tlhIngan Hol] Klingon Word of the Day: tlhoy' SaS

Steven Boozer sboozer at uchicago.edu
Mon Jan 6 07:15:50 PST 2020

Klingon Word of the Day for Monday, January 06, 2020

Klingon word: tlhoy' SaS
Part of speech: noun
Definition: ceiling/floor between stories

(st.klinon 12/7/1998):  In a multistory structure, the stories are separated by what Klingon architects and builders call a {tlhoy' SaS} "horizontal wall".  The side of this "wall" which is the bottom of the upper story is the {rav} "floor"; the side which is the top of the lower story is the {rav'eq} "ceiling" (based on {rav} "floor" plus {'eq}, an element otherwise unknown (there is no evidence it is connected to {'eq} "be early").

(IMO, HQ 8.1:7-12):  Similarly, though in general {rav'eq} "ceiling" refers to the ceiling of a room that has a room above it, it may also be used for the ceiling of a room on the top floor, even though there is no corresponding {rav} and no {tlhoy' SaS}. 

tlhoy'  		(interior) wall, interior face of exterior wall (n)
SaS  		be horizontal (v)

rav 		floor (n)
choQ 		deck (n)
bIS'ub 		bottom (interior) (n)
pIrmuS  	bottom (exterior) (n)

beb 		roof (n)
rav'eq 		ceiling (n)
pa' beb 		ceiling (n)
'aqroS 		top (interior) (n)
yor  		top (exterior) (n)

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