[tlhIngan Hol] Klingon Word of the Day: tungHa'

Steven Boozer sboozer at uchicago.edu
Wed Jan 29 07:13:41 PST 2020

Klingon Word of the Day for Wednesday, January 29, 2020

Klingon word: tungHa'
Part of speech: verb
Definition: encourage

AFAIK never used in canon.

(KGT 71):  Though one occasionally hears someone say {QoQ tIv} ("He/she enjoys [the] music") or {bom tIv} ("He/she enjoys the song"), music is not really considered something that causes pleasure. Among Klingons, pleasure is deemed quite unessential for one's well-being. More frequently, the appreciation of music is expressed in terms of something that music does to the listener rather than in terms of the listener's reaction. Thus, music is said to embolden ({jaqmoH}), excite ({SeymoH}), encourage ({tungHa'}), or to stimulate or inspire ({pIlmoH}).

vIHtaH gho 
The hoop is moving.  KGT
(KGT 111):  This expression means that an activity of finite (though perhaps indeterminate) length has started. It is used to encourage somebody to make a decision or to perform a process more quickly. 

tung  		discourage (v)

vuy  		be helpful,  supportive (v)
QaH 		help, aid (v)
num 		promote (v)
boQ 		assist (v)

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