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

Steven Boozer sboozer at uchicago.edu
Wed Mar 31 11:14:30 PDT 2021

Thanks, Lieven.  I see from the qepHom 2020 post to the list that {rI'gheS} is singular; the plural is {begh} "deflectors".  

The ship-mounted ones were on the BOP Poster: {begh botjan} "deflector shield(s)" and {begh DaH} "deflector array".

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From: tlhIngan-Hol <tlhingan-hol-bounces at lists.kli.org> On Behalf Of Lieven L. Litaer
Sent: Wednesday, March 31, 2021 12:44 PM

Am 11.03.2021 um 16:49 schrieb Steven Boozer:
> Klingon Word of the Day for Thursday, March 11, 2021
> Klingon word: 'al
> Part of speech: verb
> Definition: float (in/on air)
> --
> 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.

[Talking about a parachute] Maltz knew two ways to refer to this device.
The apparatus that creates some sort of force field that counters gravity when descending is {tlham rI'gheS}, literally "gravity deflector." The old-fashioned contraption that resembles an umbrella is informally called {'alwI'} "floater." Maltz didn't know if there was a more technical term.

(qepHom 2020)

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