[tlhIngan Hol] Klingon Word of the Day: ngol

Steven Boozer sboozer at uchicago.edu
Mon Nov 30 08:38:55 PST 2020

Klingon Word of the Day for Thursday, November 26, 2020

Klingon word: ngol
Part of speech: verb
Definition: move *bat'leth* from horizontal to vertical orientation

(KGT 59-60):  There is an extensive vocabulary for the moves associated with bat'leth use. To thrust or lunge toward one's opponent, for example, is {jop}. To deflect a thrust—that is, to parry--is {way'}. To thrust either end of the bat'leth (as opposed to the long part of the blade) upward is {chaQ}. To change the approximate orientation of the weapon from horizontal to vertical is {ngol}; the reverse is {lev}. To slide the blade of one's bat'leth along the blade of the opponent's weapon is {DIj}. To twirl or rotate the bat'leth is {jIrmoH} and to toss it from one hand to the other (the same word is used whether left to right or right to left) is {baQ}.

yan 		wield, use or manipulate a sword (v)
(KGT 79):  … in addition to saying {betleH yan} ("He/she wields a bat'leth"), one could say {betleH raQ} ("He/she controls a bat'leth").

N.B. for wielding axes, clubs and whips use {Qach}

Ca'Non Master of the Klingons

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