[tlhIngan Hol] Klingon Word of the Day: paSlogh tuQ DaS

Steven Boozer sboozer at uchicago.edu
Wed Dec 15 08:02:20 PST 2021

Klingon word: 	paSlogh tuQ DaS
Part of speech: 	verb
Definition: 	be inside-out
Source: 	qep'a' 28 [2021]

Literally: "the boot wears socks"

(qep’a 2021):  Maltz thought there might be a single word for this, but he could only remember this commonly used idiom. In usage, this might be preceded by something like {ghIH wep} (or {Soy' wep}) "the shirt is sloppy/disheveled” 

Another phrase with {paSlogh}:

(De'vID < MO, 1/22/2016):  {paSlogh} is an inherently plural noun, grammatically singular.  {tu'mI'} the word for one sock.  The usual way to say pair of socks is {paSlogh chang'eng};  {tu'mI' chang'eng} is odd, but if you said it, you'd be understood.

paSlogh		socks (pl. n.)
tuQ		wear (clothes) (v)
DaS		boot (n)

yoy 		be upside down, inverted (v)
taH 		be at a negative angle (v)
chong 		be vertical (v)
SaS 		be horizontal (v)
tom 		be tilted (v)
qaw’ 		tip/flip over (v)
Dop 		be opposite, antithetical, contradictory (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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