[tlhIngan Hol] Klingon Word of the Day: tIngDagh

Steven Boozer sboozer at uchicago.edu
Mon May 17 08:09:54 PDT 2021

Klingon Word of the Day for Sunday, May 16, 2021

Klingon word: 	tIngDagh
Part of speech: 	noun
Definition: 	type of stringed instrument

(KGT 76):  Each string is a {SIrgh}, a word also used for any thread or filament... To produce music, one may either pluck ({pang}) or strum ({yach}, which also means stroke or pet) the strings. The tone produced is varied by touching the string or strings at various points while plucking or strumming. The verb used for this, perhaps translatable as to finger, is the same as the one used for wind instruments: {Heng}. The word {HurDagh} refers to any of these stringed instruments, of which there are several different types, the most commonly found being the relatively small {Supghew}. The midsize {leSpal} is fairly widely used, while the large {tIngDagh} is rarely heard except in conjunction with the performance of an opera.

chu' 		play an instrument (n)
ghe'naQ  	opera (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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