[tlhIngan Hol] Klingon Word of the Day: ghevchoq Sep

Steven Boozer sboozer at uchicago.edu
Fri Aug 20 08:24:07 PDT 2021

Klingon word: 	ghevchoq Sep
Part of speech: 	noun
Definition: 	Gevchok region

(KGT 17):  {ruq'e'vet} (Ruk'evet), a city in the {ghevchoq Sep}, named for a warrior (whether actual or mythological is a matter of dispute) who singlehandedly defeated an invading force.

Sep  	region, country (KGT);  land (PB) (n)

(Lieven, 11/07/2016 < qepHom 2016):  The best Klingon word to use for the Terran idea of country (Germany, Sweden, Nigeria, etc.) is {Sep}. 

(KGT 16-17):  Within the land mass are distinct areas, some of which are demarcated geographically (divided by a mountain range, for example), while the boundaries of others seem rather arbitrary, the result, no doubt, of ancient power struggles. A specific area whose borders are definable, by whatever means, is normally called a {Sep}, commonly translated as "region", though, since the regions were politically distinct in the past, "country" might have at one time been just as appropriate a translation. An identifiable area within a {Sep} is a {yoS} (area, district), and a {yoS} usually contains at least one important {veng} (city); though sometimes, especially in the more rugged parts of a planet, there may be only a small settlement or {vengHom} [village]). This terminology is also used when describing other planets within the Empire. Regions are sometimes identified by the name of the most prominent city within the region. Thus, the region containing the First City is simply called {veng wa'DIch Sep} (First City region) and {voSpegh Sep} (Vospeg region, southwest of the First City--to use directional terms familiar to speakers of Federation Standard) is named after the city of Vospeg. 

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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