[tlhIngan Hol] Klingon Word of the Day: rI'Se'

Steven Boozer sboozer at uchicago.edu
Wed Oct 14 08:38:00 PDT 2020

Klingon Word of the Day for Wednesday, October 14, 2020

Klingon word: rI'Se'
Part of speech: noun
Definition: hailing frequency

AFAIK never used in a sentence.

  Harry Mudd used subspace frequency 39 to contact the lithium mining station on Rigel XII (TOS "Mudd's Women")

rI'  			hail (v)
-  tera'vo' SarI'. 
     I hail you from Earth. ('U'-MTK)
 -  chach Duj yIrI' 
     Get an ambulance! (TNK)
 -  ghaH rI' 'ej quvmoH qanra' qamchIy qup'a' 
      He is welcomed by Kahnrah, Patriarch of Qam-Chee. (PB)
rI’meH qul  		beacon (n) (DSC)
rI’meH wovmoHwI’  	beacon (n) (qepHom 2016 < DSC)
rI’wI’  			loudspeaker (n) (qep’a’ 2020)
Se' 			frequency (n)

lab  			transmit data (away from a place) (v)
lI'  			transmit data (to a place) (v)
Qum 			communicate (v)
rIS 			emit a signal ; make a cracking/snapping sound
			 (DSC) (v)
rIt 			summon (v)
tlhuD 			emit [energy, radiation, etc.] (v)

chaDvay' 		radio frequency, Hertz (n)
HablI' 			data transceiving device (v)
QumwI' 		communicator (v)
rISwI'  			transponder,  sonar (n) (DSC)
Sotlaw' 			distress call (n)
wab HevwI' 		radio (n)
'evnagh Se' 		subspace radio (n)

Note the alliterative set {rIS} emit a signal, {rIt} summon, {rI'} hail -- similar to the {ja-} set of speech-related verbs {jat, jatlh, ja'}, etc.

Ca'Non Master of the Klingons

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