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

Steven Boozer sboozer at uchicago.edu
Mon Nov 16 07:13:08 PST 2020

Klingon Word of the Day for Saturday, November 14, 2020

Klingon word: 	vo'
Part of speech: 	verb
Definition: 	propel

  QIStaq qul bIQtIqHomDaq 'etlhDaj vo' nuch 
  the coward threw his sword into the fire streams of Kri'stak  (PB)

(KCD executive producer Keith Halper; KCD novel p.212):  [Okrand's] literal translation is always skewed a bit, so if you send him "Row, row, row your boat", you'll get back "Propel, propel, propel your craft".

(TKW 148):  The commonly heard sendoff [{pe'vIl mu'qaDmey tIbach}] "Curse well!" — roughly comparable in usage to the Federation Standard "Good luck!" — literally means, "Shoot curses forcefully!"  Curses are considered a weapon of a sort which must be propelled to their targets.

vo'yajer  	Voyager (ship name) (Kauderwelsch Klingonisch p.101)

bach  		shoot (v)
baH 		fire (torpedo, rocket, missile) (v)
chuH 		throw (a spear) at (v)
ghoS 		thrust (v) 
jaD 		throw around, hurl about (v)
polHa' 		discard (v)
woD 		throw away (v)
yuv 		push (v)

Ca'Non Master of the Klingons

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