[tlhIngan Hol] Klingon Word of the Day: ngaH

Steven Boozer sboozer at uchicago.edu
Mon Nov 23 07:07:38 PST 2020

Klingon Word of the Day for Saturday, November 21, 2020

Klingon word: ngaH
Part of speech: verb
Definition: squeeze (an object)
Source: qepHom 2015 p.18

AFAIK never used in a sentence.

[Lieven < Marc Okrand, 10/29/2015]:  To use a stapler or hole punch ("perforator, hole punch" {nIqDob}), you {qIp} it or {'uy} it or {ngaH} ("squeeze") it, depending on the device. But Maltz said that doesn't mean "squeeze" like squeezing into a tight space. That verb is {qoch}. (The object of this verb is the space - like a small car or a crowded elevator - being squeezed into, and this includes clothes or shoes that are too small.) For squeezing a toothpaste tube or for squeezing an orange, he said the verb is {ngaH}. 

(KGT 75-76):  To alternately squeeze and stretch out the bag part of the {may'ron} is to {rey}.  Another type of {SuSDeq}, the {DIron}, resembles and is played much like bagpipes. The verb that means squeeze the bag part of the {DIron}, usually with the elbow, is {qeb}.

qoch 		squeeze into (a space) (v)
qeb  		squeeze (windbag instrument) (v) 
rey 		squeeze (a windbag [SuSDeq} instrument) (v)
tap 		mash,  squash, squeeze (v) (PB)

Ca'Non Master of the Klingons

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