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

Steven Boozer sboozer at uchicago.edu
Wed Jan 6 08:37:27 PST 2021

Klingon Word of the Day for Thursday, December 24, 2020

Klingon word: 'echletHom
Part of speech: noun
Definition: card
Source: Klingon Monopoly, published 1 November 2011

CHANCE 'echletHommey COMMUNITY CHEST 'echletHommey je 
  qa' quv 'echletHommey vIq 'echletHommey je
COMBAT and HONOR cards replace Chance and Community
  Chest cards. (MKE )

cha'maH chorgh yer ghajwI' chaw' 'echletHommey, wa'maH jav 
 quv 'echletHommey, wa'maH jav vIq 'echletHommey... 
28 Title Deed cards, 16 COMBAT cards, 16 HONOR cards... (MKE contents list)

'echletHom Dopvam yIcha' 
card must be turned this side up (MKE)

jopDI’ ’ovwI’ veb, ’echletHom tlhap 
When the next player takes his/her turn, he/she takes a card. (qep’a’ 2020)

(Lieven < MO, 12/02/2018):  {teSra'} is a piece of a puzzle or a Scrabble game and so on. The difference to the {'echletHom} is basically that a playing card is bendable while a {teSra'} is hard.

(De'vID < MO, 11/16/2014):  Maltz said the card games he’d seen on Earth were all new to him and didn’t match up with any Klingon games he was familiar with. Nevertheless, he’d become rather fond of one game, which he calls {’urghwI’} ("one that jabs or pokes"), a name he made up based on what he thought the Federation Standard name of the game was (but other Klingons probably would not understand this word in this sense).

‘echletHom vey  	deck of cards (n)
QIn 'echletHom 	postcard (n)

'echlet  			board,  pad (n) 
Quj 'echlet 		game board  (n)
pe'meH ‘echlet 		cutting board  (n)
QongDaq ‘echlet tun 	mattress (n)
rItlh 'echlet 		ink pad  (n)
nItlh 'echlet 		computer keyboard (n)
'eQway’ ‘echlet 		mouse pad  (n)
'echlet Hab  		touchpad (computer) (n)

Use {DuD} "mix, stir" for shuffling a deck of cards? 

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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