[tlhIngan Hol] Klingon Word of the Day: vorgh

Steven Boozer sboozer at uchicago.edu
Fri Jun 25 10:43:43 PDT 2021

Klingon word: 	vorgh
Part of speech: 	verb
Definition: 	be previous
Source: 	qep'a' 23 [2015]

(qep’a’ 2015):  When asked about navigating lists or events, [Maltz] gave us {vorgh} "be previous" (opposite of {veb} "be next").  Can also use {nungbogh} {(nung} "precede")… 

(qepHom 2019 booklet):  {Qav} means "last, final";  it does not mean previous or most recent, so when talking about the last qep'a' you shouldn't use {Qav}, unless it's definitely the last one ever.

muDDaq neH muD Dujmey vorgh lu'orlu', 'ach loghDaq puvlaH Dujmey 'orbogh nuv 'e' 'agh X-wa'maH vagh.
{the X-15] bridged the gap between human flight in the atmosphere and spaceflight  (NASM: X-15)

veb 		be next (in a series, sequence) (v)
 - SuvwI' qa' patlh veb chavlaHmeH tlhIngan lo'chu' chaH. toDujDaj toblu' 
    [They] use the devices [painstiks] to inflict pain in a manner which will allow the 
    Klingon to attain a higher state of spirituality as a warrior, proving his mettle. (S32)
  - jopDI’ ’ovwI’ veb, ’echletHom tlhap 
    When the next player takes his/her turn, he/she takes a card. (qep’a’ 2020)
  - Do'natu vaghDaq DIvI' wIlulpu' 'a qaStaHvIS poH veb mayonchoHchu'pu'. 
    We have become complacent in the time since we last battled the Federation at
     Donatu V. (DSC/Qov "Battle At the Binary Stars")

nung  		precede (v)
  - poH tuj bI'reS nungbogh wa' jaj qeylIS DIS chorghvatlh loSmaH jav qaStaHvIS. [sic] 
    In the days that follow the summer solstice in the Year of Kahless 846. ('U'-MTK)
  - may' lunungbogh repmey'e' qeylISvaD mu'meyvam ja'ta' molor qotar je 
    This is what Kotar and Molor have said to Kahless in the hours before battle. (PB)

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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