[tlhIngan Hol] Klingon Word of the Day: tlhIl

Steven Boozer sboozer at uchicago.edu
Mon Jun 14 07:18:38 PDT 2021

Klingon Word of the Day for Saturday, June 12, 2021

Klingon word: 	tlhIl
Part of speech: 	noun
Definition: 	mineral

AFAIK never used in canon.

  The remote Galactic Mining Station on Delta-Vega is an automated lithium cracking station, "rich in crystal and minerals." (TOS "Where No Man Has Gone Before")

  The crew of the SS Beagle sent a landing party down to look for iridium ore to repair their ship in 2261. (TOS "Bread and Circuses")

  A soft yellow magnetic ore found on Alpha 177 caused a transporter malfunction. (TOS "The Enemy Within")

  The Woden -- a large slow-moving, old-style unmanned ore freighter converted to automation -- was destroyed by M-5 in 2268. (TOS "The Ultimate Computer")

  Pergium is a mineral used on many planets as a source of power for life-support systems and is found in abundance on Janus VI. (TOS "The Devil in the Dark")

  {toplIn} (topaline) is a rare mineral needed by both the Empire and the Federation for colonial life-support systems.  Deposits of topaline ore disrupt scanners.  In 2155 Xindi-Sloths in the Delta Expanse commercially refine topaline into kemocite, a radiolytic compound (or multiphasic isotope) with many uses, including weapons. (ENT "The Shipment")  In 2267 Klingon agent Kras supported Maab's revolt against Akaar, the High Tier of the Ten Tribes, in hopes the new leader would award the Klingon Empire the rights to mine topaline on Capella IV. (TOS "Friday's Child")  Rich deposits of topaline are also found on {taD}, a frozen planet in the Korvad system. (Keith R.A. DeCandido's novel _Diplomatic Implausibility_ [2001]).

  In 2367 Picard shuttled to Pentarus II to settle a dispute among the salenite miners there. (TNG "Final Mission")

  Ilium 269 is a naturally formed geological by-product of the decay of dilithium; an ico-spectrogram can identify such traker (?) deposits, which indicate the presence of dilithium. (TNG "Pen Pals")

  See the _Mineralogy of Star_ Trek by Jeffrey de Fourestier at:
https://www.researchgate.net/publication/234008135_The_Mineralogy_of_Star_Trek  and

tlhIl  mine (v)
tlhIlwI'  miner (n)
tlhIlHal  mine (n)
 - cha'puj tlhIlHal vISuch vIneH 	I want to visit the dilithium mines. CK 
 - tlhIlHal yIngev! 		Sell the mine! KGT
 - tlhIlHal yIngIv! 		Patrol the mine! KGT 
 - rura' pente' tlhIlHalmey 	Rura Penthe Mines  MKE

nagh 		rock, stone (n)
qut 		crystal (n)
   cha'pujqut 	   dilithium crystal (n)
beqpuj 		*bekpuj* (orange in color) (n)
toplIn 		topaline (n)

Daqrab 		well (n)
'och 		tunnel (n)
Qargh 		fissure (n)
DIS 		cave (n)
ghevjur 	shovel (n)
voDmeH jan  	drill (n)

ghaw 		excavate, dig (a hole, trench, ditch, etc.) (v)
molHa’ 		dig up (v)
lel 		get out, take out (v)
teq 		remove (v)
voD 		drill, bore (v)
tlhan 		dig [into] (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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