[tlhIngan Hol] Klingon Word of the Day: wIlpuq

Steven Boozer sboozer at uchicago.edu
Mon Nov 22 07:27:10 PST 2021

Klingon Word of the Day for Sunday, November 21, 2021

Klingon word: 	wIlpuq
Part of speech: 	noun
Definition: 	pudding
Source: 	Marc Okrand to Lawrence M. Schoen at qep'a' 2008

(ghunchu'wI', 7/29/2008):  Dr. Okrand also offhandedly volunteered that it was 'kind of like butterscotch', using a half-shrug and a hand gesture that I associate with uncertainty. But I don't believe there would be anything wrong with referring to Terran chocolate pudding as {yuch wIlpuq}. 

(KGT 99f):  If the particular dish is somewhat soupy (a dish of this kind is termed a {chatlh}, roughly translated as "soup", though the amount of liquid is far less than what the Federation Standard term soup would suggest) … Since this sort of dish is still primarily solid food as opposed to liquid, using the verb {tlhutlh} (drink) to describe ingesting it is not quite right. There is another verb, {'ep}, which refers to eating food of this kind.

  Jake Sisko is partial to Idanian spice pudding. (DS9 various episodes)

*{wIl} + {puq} -> Wil + child -> Wil son; cf. Mark Twain's book/character Pudd'nhead Wilson (Tad)

nIm 		milk (n)
qulcher 	cream (n)
yuch  		chocolate (n)

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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