[tlhIngan Hol] Klingon Word of the Day: yu'

Steven Boozer sboozer at uchicago.edu
Mon Sep 20 07:54:33 PDT 2021

Klingon word: 	yu'
Part of speech: 	verb
Definition: 	question, interrogate
Source: 	TKD

I interrogate you. (KLS)

(KGT 153):  This verb [{luH}] literally means yank and is used in such sentences as {jav luHpu' 'avwI'} ("The guard has caused a prisoner to confess"--literally, "The guard has yanked a six"). Standard words expressing the same notions are {DISmoH} (cause to confess) and {peghHa'moH} (cause to not keep a secret).

 (KGT 55) :  Klingon technology has produced two weapons used, as far as is known, only by the Klingons themselves... The second distinctly Klingon weapon is the {QIghpej} [agonizer], a hand-held device that produces excruciating pain when pressed up against an adversary. 

The {QIghpej} is worn on the belt and applied to the cheek;  one was used to torture Chekov on Beta XII-A.  (TOS "Day of the Dove") Agonizers are also used in the Mirror Universe along with the agony booth (TOS "Mirror, Mirror"].

“There’s no careful way to question a Klingon.” (Odo to Sisko, DS9 “Visionary”)

DAX:   Have you been able to make any headway with Sakonna? 
ODO:  Have you ever tried to interrogate a Vulcan, Lieutenant? 
DAX:   No. 
ODO:  Neither did I until today. I wouldn't advise it. That calm measured voice 
            that tells you nothing, that impassive stare. It can be quite frustrating.
            (DS9 “The Maquis, Part II”)

ghel		ask (a question) (v)
jang		answer (v)
ja'chuq 		discuss (v)

tlhob		ask, request, plead (v)
qoy'		plead, beg (v)
poQ		demand, require (v)
joy' 		torture (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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