[tlhIngan Hol] Klingon Word of the Day: qoj

Steven Boozer sboozer at uchicago.edu
Wed Jul 21 07:18:25 PDT 2021

AFAIK our only published example of {joq} “or, and/or” with a prefixed verb comes from _The Klingon Hamlet_ :

   ngIpwI' nojwI' joq yIDaQo'
  “Neither a borrower nor a lender be” (TKH Act I: Scene 3)

Though I admit it’s not canon.  We also have an example of {ghap} “or, either/or”:

  naQ megh'an 'er'In ghap yI'uch.
  naQ 'er'In megh'an ghap yI'uch.
  Grasp either end of the stick.
 (lit. "grasp the end or the other end of the stick") (HQ 12.2)

From: mayqel qunen'oS
Not directly related to the {qoj}, but with the qep'a' around the corner, I'd like to remind that we *still* don't have a jay' answer as to the correct verb prefix with regard(s) to the {joq}:

"feed the owl and/or the cat": {lIr vIghro' joq yIje'} or {lIr vIghro' joq tIje'}?
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