[tlhIngan Hol] Klingon Word of the Day: ghaw

Steven Boozer sboozer at uchicago.edu
Thu Mar 25 08:26:01 PDT 2021

Klingon Word of the Day for Sunday, March 21, 2021

Klingon word: 	ghaw
Part of speech: 	verb
Definition: 	excavate, dig (a hole, trench, ditch, etc.)
Source: 	qepHom 2019

(qepHom 2019):   use {ghaw} when the object is the resulting hole; use {tlhan} when the object is the material being removed

tlhan  		dig [into] (v) 
 - (qep'a' 2018):  the object is dirt or soil or a field or a road, for example, not “hole”
molHa’ 		dig up (like a bone or a fossil) (v)

pay'rIn 		excavation, dug-up ruins (n)
roSqa' 		archaeological artifact (n)
roSqa'QeD  	archaeology (n)
ghevjur 	shovel (n)
Daqrab 		well (n)
‘an’or 		fossil (n)
Hom 		bone (n)
yav  		ground,  soil (PB) (n)
lam		dirt (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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