[tlhIngan Hol] Klingon Word of the Day: SeymoH

Steven Boozer sboozer at uchicago.edu
Mon Oct 11 09:12:59 PDT 2021

Klingon Word of the Day for Monday, October 11, 2021

Klingon word: SeymoH
Part of speech: verb
Definition: excite

SeymoH QeH 
Anger excites. TKW

(KGT 71):  Though one occasionally hears someone say {QoQ tIv} (He/she enjoys [the] music) or {bom tIv} (He/she enjoys the song), music is not really considered something that causes pleasure. Among Klingons, pleasure is deemed quite unessential for one's well-being. More frequently, the appreciation of music is expressed in terms of something that music does to the listener rather than in terms of the listener's reaction. Thus, music is said to embolden (jaqmoH), excite (SeymoH), encourage (tungHa'), or to stimulate or inspire (pIlmoH).

Sey  		be excited (v)

tlhuH 		be exhilarated, stimulated, invigorated (slang) (v)
(KGT 165):  Literally meaning breathe, this word [{tlhuH}] is used in such expressions as {jItlhuH} ("I am exhilarated, it's exhilarating to me"; literally, "I breathe"). Perhaps a near equivalent in standard Klingon is {Sey} (be excited).

bIt 		be nervous, uneasy (v)
jot 		be calm (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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