[tlhIngan Hol] Klingon Word of the Day: SuSDeq

Steven Boozer sboozer at uchicago.edu
Tue Dec 14 07:27:47 PST 2021

Klingon word: 	SuSDeq
Part of speech: 	noun
Definition: 	windbag, bellows (instrument)
Source: 	KGT

(KGT 75-76):  A third category of Klingon instrument is the {SuSDeq}, the windbag or bellows type. A {SuSDeq} has a flexible bag, usually made of animal skin, which is alternately filled with and emptied of air. This air passes over strips of various materials ({joQmey}), which vibrate as the air goes by, producing the musical tones. 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} -- that is, to push the buttons -- is to {Heng}, the same word applied to the {meSchuS}. To alternately squeeze and stretch out the bag part of the {may'ron} is to {rey}. Another type of {SuSDeq}, the {DIron}, resembles and is played much like bagpipes. The verb that means squeeze the bag part of the {DIron}, usually with the elbow, is {qeb}.

SuS  		wind,  breeze (n)
rewve'  		air (everyday word) (n)
buq 		pouch, bag, sack (n)
'enDeq  	bladder (n)
DIr  		skin,  hide (n)

chu' 		play an instrument (v)
vaD  		be flexible (v)

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