[tlhIngan Hol] Klingon Word of the Day: chang'eng

Steven Boozer sboozer at uchicago.edu
Mon Nov 8 07:39:55 PST 2021

Klingon word: 	chang'eng
Part of speech: 	noun
Definition: 	pair
Source: 	BOP

nISwI':  cha' chang'engmey (telDaq lujomlu', nItebHa' lubaHlu') 
Disruptor - 2 Pairs (Wing Mounted, Fire Linked)   [KBoP]

tlhIngan chang'engvetlh 
that Klingon couple [ST5 DVD, extra "making of" feature]

(De'vID < MO, 1/22/2016):  {paSlogh} [socks] is an inherently plural noun, grammatically singular. {tu'mI'} the word for one sock. The usual way to say pair of socks is {paSlogh chang'eng};  {tu'mI' chang'eng} is odd, but if you said it, you'd be understood.

(De'vID < MO, 1/22/2019):  {qoch} ["partner"] is not the word for partner when referring to socks and gloves and the like.  The word for that is {nelwI'}.  With {nel}, the subject is one sock (or glove or shoe or whatever) of the pair and the object is the other. To talk about a sock (or glove or …) matching (that is fitting onto) a foot (or hand or …), use the verb {mey}:
   mumey waqmeywIj 		my shoes fit (literally, "my shoes fit me")
   torgh lumey waqmey  		the shoes fit Torg 
   waqmeywIj vImey      		I fit my shoes

famous brothers Chang and Eng were conjoined Siamese twins who toured the world at the turn of the 20th century. 

nel  		match, pair up, map onto (v)
rur 		resemble (v)
nIb 		be identical (v)
rap 		be the same (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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