[tlhIngan Hol] Klingon Word of the Day: Qut

Steven Boozer sboozer at uchicago.edu
Tue Jan 14 07:17:06 PST 2020

Klingon Word of the Day for Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Klingon word: Qut
Part of speech: verb
Definition: be vulgar
Source: TKD

AFAIK never used in canon.


(KGT 155):  The slang term {natlh} ["be reprehensible, disgusting, contemptible, shameful, objectionable"] is a frequently heard expression of disapproval or disgust, the speaker's comment on an event, another person, or a situation. Though by no means a curse and having no overtones of vulgarity, it is nonetheless a rather forceful term, used to express a strong emotion ... In its slang usage, however, the verb never has an object and the subject is what is being disparaged: {natlh 'Iw HIq} ("The bloodwine is disgusting"; literally, "the bloodwine consumes");  {natlh romuluSnganpu'} ("Romulans are objectionable"; literally "Romulans consume");  {bInatlh} ("You are contemptible" literally, "You consume").  Often, the word is used with no overt subject, as if an exclamation: {natlh} ("It is objectionable," or "That is shameful"; literally, "It consumes"). 

(KCD):  [{QI'yaH}] is one of the strongest, most foul expressions in the Klingon language. It defies adequate translation.

'up 		be disgusting, repugnant (v)
Doch 		be rude (v)
DochHa' 	be polite, civil, courteous (v)

Ca'Non Master of the Klingons

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