[tlhIngan Hol] Klingon Word of the Day: Do'ghI'

Will Martin willmartin2 at mac.com
Thu Nov 12 09:25:54 PST 2020

It’s easier to remember this word if you associate the word for a pre-adolescent cow with the Cowboy phrase “Get along, little…"

charghwI’ vaghnerya’ngan

rInpa’ bomnIS be’’a’ pI’.

> On Nov 12, 2020, at 10:44 AM, Steven Boozer <sboozer at uchicago.edu> wrote:
> Klingon Word of the Day for Thursday, November 12, 2020
> Klingon word: Do'ghI'
> Part of speech: noun
> Definition: calf (body part)
> Source: Hamletmachine
> _______________________________________________
> This is the translation by Lieven Litauer of Heiner Müller’s 1977 play "Die Hamletmaschine"
> (cf. http://klingon.wiki/En/Hamletmachine )   Lieven, how was it used in the play?
> Two other body parts from his translation are {nev'ob} "thigh; upper arm" and {reStav} "shin; forearm" :
> (Lieven, klingon.wiki/En/Hamletmachine):  {nev'ob} refers to both the "thigh" and the "upper arm" (above the elbow).  Similarly, {reStav} refers to both the "shin" and the "forearm."  If it's necessary to make a distinction, precede these words with {'uS} [leg] or {DeS} [arm].  {reStav} refers to both the "shin" and the "forearm."  But when preceded by {'uS}, it means "lower part of the leg."  You could also say {DeS cha'neH} for "forearm," but this would probably be used only in a context where you were talking about both the forearm and the lower leg and wanted to clarify which was which.  {reStav} is "shin," meaning the front of the lower leg.  (I assume [the German word] *Schienbein* is "shin bone."  {reStav} is more than just the bone.  The only way Maltz was aware of for referring to the bone is {reStav Hom}.)  {Do'ghI'} is "calf," meaning the back of the lower leg ([the German word] *Wade*, presumably).
> ghIv 		limb (of a person) (n)
> gham  		limb (of an animal)
> 'uS 		leg (n)
> HajDob  	leg (served as food) (n) [from an animal I assume <g>]
> The parts of the {'uS} are, from top to bottom:
> 'IvtIH 		hip (n)
> nev'ob		thigh (n)
> qIv 		knee (n)
> reStav		shin (n)
> Do'ghI'		calf (n)
> qam 		foot (n)
>   mov 		   top of foot (n)
>   bem 		   sole (of foot) (n)
>   va'nuch 	   heel (n)
>   yaD 		   toe (n)
> Have I missed any?
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