[tlhIngan Hol] Klingon Word of the Day: tlhov

Steven Boozer sboozer at uchicago.edu
Mon Nov 23 07:12:59 PST 2020

Klingon Word of the Day for Monday, November 23, 2020

Klingon word: tlhov
Part of speech: verb
Definition: wheeze
Source: TKD:K-E

(HQ 12.4:8):  The word for breath is {tlhuH}, and that for breathe is also {tlhuH}.  To breathe in, or inhale, is {pur}; to breathe out, or exhale, is {rech}.  To breathe noisily, or wheeze, is {jev}. (This is also the verb "storm", though Maltz couldn't decide whether this was meaningful or just a coincidence.) To breathe even more noisily, or snore, is {wuD}.

AFAIK Maltz has never explained the difference between {tlhov} and {jev}.

Hob 		yawn (v)
chuy 		sneeze (v)
ruq 		belch (v)
tlhar 		be allergic (to) (v)

Ca'Non Master of the Klingons

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