[tlhIngan Hol] Klingon Word of the Day: ngaD

Steven Boozer sboozer at uchicago.edu
Mon Sep 28 08:01:45 PDT 2020

Klingon Word of the Day for Friday, September 25, 2020

Klingon word: ngaD
Part of speech: verb
Definition: be stable, be balanced

(KGT 150, re {Duj ngaDHa'} "irresponsible/undisciplined person"):  This expression means literally "unstable vessel, unbalanced vessel." … the verb {ngaD} ("be stable, balanced", here followed by the negative suffix {-Ha'}) normally applies to a ship or a physical object, not to a situation or a person. It would be inappropriate to refer to a person as {ngaD} or {ngaDHa'} in a phrase such as *{tera'ngan ngaDHa'} ("unstable Terran"). A standard verb that is close in meaning is {ngIj} (rowdy, unruly), as in {tera'ngan ngIj} ("rowdy Terran"). 

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