[tlhIngan Hol] Klingon Word of the Day: ghet

Steven Boozer sboozer at uchicago.edu
Fri Sep 17 07:15:43 PDT 2021

Klingon Word of the Day for Friday, September 17, 2021

Klingon word: 	ghet
Part of speech: 	verb
Definition: 	pretend (without deceiving)
Source: 	HQ (12:3 p8)

(HQ 12.3:8):  {Qaq} "behave falsely honorably, behave in a falsely honorable manner" … is used in cases where one misrepresents oneself in order to be accorded honor one is not entitled to, and in that way it is different from {toj} "deceive" and {ghet" "pretend", neither of which has this kind of connection to honor ...  {ghet} and {ghetwI'} pretender generally do not imply deception, but simply role-playing.

(De’vID, 11/10/2015):  At… qepHom, Okrand said a bunch of things about what verbs take what objects … One of the words that [Okrand] used to illustrate this was {ghet}.  You can say {vulqangan jIH 'e' vIghet}.

PUN: "as in 'get a life'?" (naHQun)

ghetwI'  	pretender,  actor (n)
  - ghetwI' luwIvlu'ta'.  
    The actors have been chosen. (DSC Announcement, 12/2016)

lIl 		simulate, impersonate (v)
Da 		behave as, act in the manner of (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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