[tlhIngan Hol] Klingon Word of the Day: qaryoq

Steven Boozer sboozer at uchicago.edu
Wed Mar 3 07:23:03 PST 2021

Klingon Word of the Day for Wednesday, March 03, 2021

Klingon word: 	qaryoq
Part of speech: 	noun
Definition: 	bird capable of mimicking speech
Source: 	HQ:v10n4p5

(HQ 10.4:5):  The plural suffix for birds is usually {-mey}, the general plural suffix, as would be expected. There is a difference of opinion, however, about which plural suffix to use for a few birds capable of mimicking speech, such as the {vIlInHoD} and the {qaryoq} (and the larger {qaryoq'a'}), with some Klingons using {-mey} but others preferring {-pu'}, the plural suffix for beings capable of using language.

 1.  karaoke?
 2.  Disney's cartoon character José Carioca (he's also a bird capable of mimicking speech, in particular the speech of people from Rio de Janeiro; cf. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jos%C3%A9_Carioca )

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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