[tlhIngan Hol] Klingon Word of the Day: SoQ

Steven Boozer sboozer at uchicago.edu
Mon Oct 4 12:29:57 PDT 2021

Klingon Word of the Day for Sunday, October 03, 2021

Klingon word:	 SoQ
Part of speech: 	noun
Definition: 	speech, lecture, address

qama'pu'vaD SoQ Dajatlh 
you make a speech to the prisoners.
 [msn.onstage.startrek.expert.Okrand 6/29/1997]

SoQ Dajatlh 
you speak an address/lecture (or, more colloquially, "you deliver an address"
 or "you make a speech"). [msn.onstage.startrek.expert.Okrand 6/29/1997]

(De'vID < MO, 2/17/2018):  TKD glosses {QIch} as "speech (vocal sounds)". The notation (vocal sounds) is intended to denote that 'speech' here means the phenomenon of speech as opposed to an address or oration – that’s {SoQ}.  So {QIch} doesn’t refer to individual speech sounds or speech sounds collectively. An individual speech sound is {QIch wab} and speech sounds collectively are {QIch wabmey}. Pronunciation could be {QIch wab Ho’DoS}, more literally (but awkwardly) 'speech-sound manner, speech-sound technique'.

(HQ 12.2:8-9):  There is a difference between the end of the performance of a song or opera or play, indicated by  making use of the verbs {van} and {ghang}, and the ending, or final portion, of a song or opera or play itself. For an opera, play, story, speech, and so on, the final portion is its {bertlham}. This word usually refers to the last aria or other musical portion in an opera, last speech in a play, last sentence or so of a story or an address. The {bertlham} of a well-known work is often well-known itself, as is its beginning ({bI'reS}).

Do not confuse with the verb {SoQ} "be closed, shut".

paQDI'norgh 		teachings (n)
ghojmeH mIw 		lesson (n)
vep 			proclamation, notification, announcement (n)

ja' 			tell, report (v) 
jatlh  			say,  speak (v)
maq 			proclaim (v)
ghoH 			argue, dispute (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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