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

Steven Boozer sboozer at uchicago.edu
Thu Mar 11 07:49:44 PST 2021

Klingon Word of the Day for Thursday, March 11, 2021

Klingon word: 	'al
Part of speech: 	verb
Definition: 	float (in/on air) 
Source: 	qepHom 2016

'ej Heghpu'wI'pu'ma' lommey?  che'ronDaq 'al, luweghbe'lu'taHvIS. 
And our dead?  They float untethered on the battlefield.
 (DSC/Qov "Battle At the Binary Stars" [NON-CANON])

 (qep’a’ 2019):  For random numbers, as when throwing dice, use the verb {'al} "float" instead of {Haw} ["be random, arbitrary, unpredictable, fortuitous"]:  
	mI' 'al    	(a) random number
	'al mI' 		the number is random.  
There is also a slang expression {Du'Hom mI'} "random number" (literally "garden number"). 

‘ay 	float  (v)
(qep'a' 2018):  in/on water or other liquids; for in space, see "be adrift" {rIjHa’})

vIH 	move, be in motion (v)
qaj 	soar (v)
joq 	flap, flutter (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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