[tlhIngan Hol] Klingon Word of the Day: Da'

Steven Boozer sboozer at uchicago.edu
Thu Aug 26 09:20:29 PDT 2021

Klingon word: Da'
Part of speech: noun
Definition: corporal (rank)
Source: TKD

AFAIK never used in a sentence.

 (KGT 50):  A ship's full complement of personnel, crew plus officers, is called a {wey}, perhaps best translated as "company"... An individual crew member is a {beq}.  ({QaS} [troops] applies to non-officers whether or not assigned to a ship.)

(KGT 53):  Among the troops ({QaS}), the highest-ranking are given the title {bu'}, traditionally translated as sergeant, while the next highest have the title {Da'} (corporal). No specific titles are used for anyone of lower rank.

However, Alexander reported to the Rotarran's first officer Worf by stating, "*Bekk* Alexander Rozhenko, reporting as ordered." (DS9 "Sons and Daughters") 

ghuv 		recruit (n)
mangHom  	cadet (n)
beq		crewman (n)

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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