[tlhIngan Hol] Klingon Word of the Day: bIj

Steven Boozer sboozer at uchicago.edu
Thu Apr 29 08:40:43 PDT 2021

Klingon Word of the Day for Thursday, April 29, 2021

Klingon word: 	bIj
Part of speech: 	verb
Definition: 	punish

I punish you. (KGT)

vavlI' loDnI'lI' je DaSammeH ghe'tor Da'elmo' 'ej Damejmo' QeHchoH
  qa'pu' vaj lubIjlu' 
They will pay for the anger you caused by entering and leaving,
  Gre'thor in search of your kin. (PB)

bIj  	punishment (n) [TKDA] 
Hup	punish (v) [AFAIK the difference from {bIj} is unkown]

  "You'll find there are many rules and regulations. They will be posted. Violation of the smallest of them will be punished by death." (Kor, TOS "Errand of Mercy")

  "You can't turn me over to the Klingons. They don't just imprison you... Do you know what the punishment is for fraud?" (Yranac, [a terrified Yridian who had twelve outstanding arrest warrants for fraud and petty theft in the Klingon Empire] to Riker, TNG "Gambit Pt. I")

  Kortar, the ferryman on the mythical Barge of the Dead, destroyed the gods who created him and, as punishment, was condemned to ferry the souls of the dishonored dead over the River of Blood to the gates of Grethor. (VOY "Barge of the Dead")

  "You are on your way to judgment, to final punishment." (Bele to Lokai, TOS "Let That Be Your Last Battlefield")

MUDD: 	 [...] Do know what the penalty for fraud is on Deneb Five?
SPOCK:  The guilty party has his choice:  death by electrocution, death 
               by gas, death by phaser, death by hanging.
MUDD: The key word in your entire peroration, Mister Spock, was
                "death". [TOS "I, Mudd"]

(Christopher Kidder-Mostrom, 2/27/2014):  Used repeatedly in the TNG: Klingon Challenge VHS Board Game by Robert O'Reilly who proclaims "Experience {bIj!}" whenever a player was to suffer a negative effect within the game.

qIch 	condemn (v)
joy' 	torture (v)

jIp 	penalty (n)
ruv 	justice (n)
yoj 	judgment (n)
Sun 	discipline (n)

  "He whom God wishes to severely punish, He decrees upon him to be a dictionary compiler. The life of the compiler is like living in Hell."  (Eliezer Ben Yehudah [1858-1922], his *Milon ha-lashon ha-ʻIvrit* ["Dictionary of the Hebrew Language"] was published over the course of 50 years in 17 volumes and more than 8,000 double-columned pages.)

... something many of us can relate to.  <g>

Voragh, Ca'Non Master of the Klingons
    Please contribute relevant vocabulary from the last year or two. I’ve fallen 
    behind in updating my files and adding cross-references for related words.  

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