[tlhIngan Hol] Klingon Word of the Day: targho'nI'

Steven Boozer sboozer at uchicago.edu
Thu May 20 08:34:28 PDT 2021

Klingon word: 	targho'nI'
Part of speech: 	noun
Definition: 	tungsten
Source: 	qepHom 2020

AFAIK never used in a sentence.

(qepHom 2020):  Here's another element that seems to have something to do with poison ({tar}), though Maltz didn't know what {gho'nI'} might mean. He said he'd never noticed a connection between poison and some elements before and doesn't know what to make of it. Did Klingons at some point use uranium and/or tungsten to make poison?

tarngeb  	uranium (n) (qepHom 2020)

baS 		metal (n)
  baS laSvargh 	     foundry (n)
’uSqan 		iron (n)
  ghav 'uSqan 	     steel (n)
  velSo’ ’uSqan 	     stainless steel (n)

Qu 		cast (metal) (v)
mItlh 		forge (metal) (v)
pet 		be welded (together) (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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