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

Steven Boozer sboozer at uchicago.edu
Wed Jul 21 08:21:52 PDT 2021

Klingon word:	'ampaS
Part of speech: 	noun
Definition: 	academy, specialized school
Source: 	KGT

AFAIK never used in a sentence.

(HQ 4.4:11):  The most general word for school (a place for learning) is {DuSaQ}.  A specialized school, perhaps translatable as academy", is {'ampaS}.  An organization dedicated to scholastic pursuits or research is a {yejHaD} "institute" or "institution" or a {yej'an} "society".  The distinction between {yejHaD} and {yej'an} is not clear, though the former is usually--but not always--used for larger organizations.

  "K'mtar" wanted to send young Alexander to the training academy at Ogat to improve his fighting skills; apparently Kurn could pull some strings to get him admitted. (TNG "Firstborn")

A.M.P.A.S. (Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences) 

Qoyje' 			certificate, diploma (n)
ghoj 			learn (v) 
HaD  			study (v)
Qul 			research (v)

*DuSaQ'a'		university (n) (non-canon)
*'ejyo' 'ampaS 		Starfleet Academy (n) (non-canon)

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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