[tlhIngan Hol] Klingon Word of the Day: woSwa' ghew

Steven Boozer sboozer at uchicago.edu
Mon Nov 22 07:18:50 PST 2021

Klingon Word of the Day for Saturday, November 20, 2021

Klingon word: 	woSwa' ghew
Part of speech: 	noun
Definition: 	woodlouse-like bug, pillbug-like bug, rolling bug
Source: 	QelIS boqHarmey [Klingon Alice]

woSwa’  	armadillo-like animal (n)

(Klingon Alice p.238-39):  As it turns out, there’s a Klingon animal that does roll itself up into a ball when in danger (that is, it pretends to be dead or inanimate or something). It’s called a {woSwa’}.  There’s also a bug that does the same thing, and it’s called a {woSwa’ ghew}, suggesting that the rolling-up characteristic of the {woSwa’} is one of its defining features.

tetlh  	roll (v)
  - “down a hill like a log” (De’vID < MO, 3/01/2019)
ron  	roll,  bank (e.g. aircraft) (v)

Voragh, Ca'Non Master of the Klingons
    Please contribute relevant vocabulary or notes from the last 
    year or two. I’ve fallen woefully behind in updating my files.

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