[tlhIngan Hol] Klingon Word of the Day: may'ron raS

Steven Boozer sboozer at uchicago.edu
Thu Dec 9 07:28:42 PST 2021

Klingon word: 	may'ron raS
Part of speech: 	noun
Definition: 	piano
Source: 	qepHom 2020

AFAIK never used in a sentence.

(HQ 10.2:8):  The "finger verbs" are used when talking about specific ways of using a particular device (weapon, computer control panel, even musical instrument)
(KGT 75-76):  A third category of Klingon instrument is the {SuSDeq}, the windbag or bellows type. ... For one form of {SusDeq}, the {may'ron}, the player stretches the bag out to fill it with air and squeezes it together to empty it while directing the flow of air by pressing buttons mounted on boards on either end of the bag, much like an accordion. To finger the {may'ron} [accordion, concertina]--that is, to push the buttons--is to {Heng}, the same word applied to the {meSchuS}. 

Since Klingons consider the piano a type of {may'ron} - and it has keys to push or press - {Heng} seems appropriate here too.

HIvje’He  	piano in a piano bar (n) (qepHom 2020)
leQ 		switch, button [for a piano key?] (n)

chu'  		play (a musical instrument) (v)
much 		present, perform (music) (v)

Voragh, Ca'Non Master of the Klingons
    Please contribute relevant vocabulary or notes from the last 
    year or two. I’ve fallen woefully behind in updating my files.

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