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

Steven Boozer sboozer at uchicago.edu
Tue Jun 22 08:13:23 PDT 2021

Klingon word: 	'ang
Part of speech: 	verb
Definition: 	show, reveal

tIqlIj Da'angnIS 
You must show your heart. PK
(TKW 23::  the heart stands for one's spirit or principles.  [cf. TNG "Heart of Glory"]

tIqwIj Sa'angnIS 
I must show you my heart. TKW 
[from the Age of Ascension Ritual seen in TNG "The Icarus Factor") ]

quv Hutlh HoHbogh tlhIngan 'ach qabDaj 'angbe'bogh 
A Klingon who kills without showing his face has no honor. TKW

'ang'eghQo' quv Hutlhbogh jagh neH ghobtaHvIS ghaH 
Only an enemy without honor refuses to show himself in battle. TKW

ro'lIj HI'ang 
Show me your fist! KGT

rolIj HI'ang 
Show me your torso!  KGT
(KGT 195):  "Show my your fist" is an idiomatic expression used to challenge someone to take action in a manner consistent with something he or she has just said. Substituting torso for fist by mispronouncing {ro'} as {ro} would produce a phrase that would be interpreted only literally. Ordering a Klingon to reveal his or her torso is probably not a good idea.

(Qov, HQ 13.3:14):  When asked to speak Klingon, [Okrand] often says, {QI' peghmey vI'angQo'} which means "I refuse to reveal military secrets." 


(KGT 68f):  A duel is preceded by one party issuing a challenge to the other. This is expressed by using the phrase {qabDaj 'ang} (literally, "He/she shows his/her face," referring to the Klingon tenet that a warrior always shows his or her face in battle). To challenge someone to a duel, one will give the command {qablIj HI'ang} ("Show me your face!"), though this is often shortened to simply {HI'ang} ("Show me!"). [...] The challenged party may agree to the duel by answering {vISo'be'} ("I don't hide it") or the lengthier {qabwIj vISo'be'} ("I don't hide my face"). This person is said to {'angchu'} ("show clearly"), the usual shorthand way of saying {qabDaj 'angchu'} ("He/she shows his/her face clearly"). One accepts a challenge ({qab 'ang} [literally, "shows face"]) in order to prove one's honor ({quv tob} [literally, "test honor conclusively"]).

cha' 		show, reveal [picture] (v)
So'Ha' 		uncloak (v)
'agh 		show, demonstrate, display (v)
'otHa' 		disclose, divulge, premiere (v)

jech 		disguise (v)
ant. 		So’ hide, conceal, cloak (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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