[tlhIngan Hol] Klingon Word of the Day: waS

Steven Boozer sboozer at uchicago.edu
Wed Feb 17 07:31:20 PST 2021

Klingon Word of the Day for Wednesday, February 17, 2021

Klingon word: 	waS
Part of speech: 	verb
Definition: 	wrong, awry 
Source: 	qepHom 2016

AFAIK never used in a sentence.

(Lieven, 11/07/2016 < qepHom 2016):  Note the difference between three words conventionally translated as "wrong".  {muj} is "be incorrect, factually wrong",  {waS} is "be amiss, awry" (something has gone wrong, this didn't turn out according to plan), and {QIH} is "mistreat".

- cheQIHchugh manoDbe''a' 
   Wrong us, shall we not seek revenge? TKW

- bIlughbe' 
   You're wrong. TKD

Note the slang word {bachHa'} "err, make a mistake": 

(KGT 145):  This word literally means something like "mis-shoot"—that is, shoot wrongly. It is used in such constructions as {jIbachHa'pu'} ("I have made a mistake"; literally, "I have mis-shot"). The standard word meaning "err, make a mistake" is {Qagh}, as in {jIQaghpu'} ("I have make a mistake").

... and the expression {bIQ ngaS HIvje'} "The cup contains water":

(KGT 120):  This idiomatic expression means "be quite mistaken, be totally wrong".

lughbe' 		be incorrect (v)
Qagh 		err, be mistaken, make a mistake (v)

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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