[tlhIngan Hol] Klingon Word of the Day: Hew chenmoHwI'

Steven Boozer sboozer at uchicago.edu
Tue Jul 6 12:26:48 PDT 2021

Klingon Word of the Day for Tuesday, July 06, 2021

Klingon word: Hew chenmoHwI'
Part of speech: noun
Definition: sculptor

AFAIK never used in a Klingon sentence.

(KGT 79-80):  Statues are carved of stone ({nagh}, rock, stone) by various techniques. Thus, among other things, the sculptor ({Hew chenmoHwI'} [literally, "statue creator") may {nan} (gouge), {tey} (scrape), or {ghItlh} (engrave). To apply these techniques, specialized tools are employed: the {nanwI'} (chisel; literally, "gouger"), {teywI'} (file; literally, "scraper"), and {ghItlhwI'} (stylus). The word {ghItlhwI'} (literally, "engraver") is also used for any writing implement as well as for any person who writes. Indeed, the verb {ghItlh} is most commonly translated as write, but it always refers to the act of writing—that is, of making marks on some surface--not to the act of composition. Its use in the contexts of both sculpting and writing suggests that writing began as carving. In addition to the specialized tools, any blade ({'etlh}), even if designed for other purposes, may be used as a sculpting tool. Kahless himself is said to have used his *bat'leth*, the original "Sword of Honor," to carve a statue for the woman he loved, presumably Lukara.

(KCD): ]"Blood Oath Circles" is] a work by the Klingon artist {mIstaq}.

chenmoHwI' boQ 	associate producer (n) [e.g. film & video]

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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