[tlhIngan Hol] what exactly is a gho

mayqel qunen'oS mihkoun at gmail.com
Thu Jul 23 05:22:35 PDT 2020

The noun {gho} is given as "circle, hoop".

>From the first time I used klingon in my life till today, i.e. for the
past five years, I never gave any attention to the "hoop" definition,
thinking that "hoop" is just another english word for "circle".

But for some go figure reason, some time ago I merriam-webstered the
word "hoop", and I went ?!?! since I discovered that:

hoop noun, often attributive
\ ˈhüp  also ˈhu̇p  \
Definition of hoop (Entry 1 of 2)
1 : a circular strip used especially for holding together the staves
of containers or as a plaything
2 a : a circular figure or object : RING
   b : the rim of a basketball goal
        broadly : the entire goal
3 : a circle or series of circles of flexible material used to expand
a woman's skirt
4 : BASKETBALL —usually used in plural

(I didn't post "Entry 2 of 2", since it has to do with the verb "hoop")

Here's the link too:


Do the above definitions mean that we can use the {gho} for any kind
of ring-like circular object ? For example could we write the
following ?

SIyechmey pochHa'pu'DI', SIyechmeyvamvaD Dojmey mojmoHmeH wIjwI'pu',
ghomey lo'pu'
as soon as they unplanted the canes, the farmers used hoops to make
bundles out of them

~ Qa'yIn

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