[tlhIngan Hol] Klingon Word of the Day: tu'HomI'raH

Steven Boozer sboozer at uchicago.edu
Mon Nov 2 08:45:59 PST 2020

Klingon Word of the Day for Monday, November 02, 2020

Klingon word: tu'HomI'raH
Part of speech: noun
Definition: something useless, useless thing
Source: KGT

HurDaq tu'HomI'raHvetlh yIlan 
Get that piece of junk out of here! KCD 

(qep’a’ 2020):  For this meaning of burden (a heavy load that is carried but is considered useless), one can probably make use of {‘ugh}, {qeng}, and/or {tu’HomI’raH}. Those words would normally not be appropriate if burden means something like onus.

See "dunsel": Starfleet Academy slang for a unneeded part that serves no useful purpose (TOS "The Ultimate Computer")

Three old Klingons arrive on DS9 to pick up Curzon Dax for a trip of vengeance he was bound to with a blood oath against a bandit known as "The Albino".  Instead of Curzon they find Jadzia, who feels compelled to take Curzon's place even though the Klingons release her from the oath.  Kor is on her side and eventually she manages to impress Koloth with her skills with the *bat'leth*, but Kang remains adamant.  At that point Kor asks him, "Why do you dismiss her like some useless *t'ooho'mIrah*?"  (DS9 "Blood Oath")

Dap 		nonsense (n)
chatlh 		nonsense, balderdash (n) (slang)
potlh 		consequential thing, something important (n)

Ca'Non Master of the Klingons

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