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

Steven Boozer sboozer at uchicago.edu
Mon Mar 1 07:33:09 PST 2021

Klingon Word of the Day for Sunday, February 28, 2021

Klingon word: qorghwI'
Part of speech: noun
Definition: stopper, cork (for a bottle)
Source: qepHom 2013

(MO interviewed by Lieven, 11/12/2013):  So the cork is the 'thing which does close the hole (of the bottle)' … 

(IMO, HQ 8.3):  The word for top is {yor} ... It is not the word used for lid or cover or cap (as in lid of a jar) or removable (and reusable) top of a box. The word for this kind of top or lid or cover is {yuvtlhe'}."


qorgh  stop up,  fill a hole (v)

(MO interviewed by Lieven, 11/12/2013):  {qorgh} is to "stop up, to fill a hole". You can stop up a hole, but not fill it in with dirt.  That would be {teb}.  {qorgh} is to stop up an opening somehow. It's like filling in, and not put stuff inside. So the word for the cork is a {qorghwI'}.

qorghwI'  	pacifier (qep’a’ 2016)

(qurgh, 7/22/2016):  Maltz said this is not a Klingon thing, but he's seen human babies use these.

bal 		jug, jar, bottle (n)

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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