[tlhIngan Hol] Klingon Word of the Day: qal'aq

Steven Boozer sboozer at uchicago.edu
Thu Apr 21 08:00:08 PDT 2022

Klingon word: 	qal'aq
Part of speech: 	noun
Definition: 	frame, framework, supporting structure, skeleton
Source: 	Marc Okrand at European qepHom 1/25/2014

(qepHom 2019 booklet p.11):  {qal'aq} is fine for skeleton if modified ({Hom qal'aq} or {porgh qal'aq}), but a more specific term is heard {nobmeD}. 

"Klingon:  Shatter the cranial exoskeleton at the tricipital lobe. Death is immediate. (Borg Crosis, TNG “Descent, Pt. 1”)

toSwI' qal'aq 	climbing apparatus, jungle gym, playground (n)
  -  toSwI' qal'aqraj 'oHbe' Daqvam'e'. 
     This is not your playground. (DSC "Battle At the Binary Stars")

Qur 		structure, organization (n)
tlham 		order, (societal) structure (n, slang)

porgh  		body (n)
nobmeD 	skeleton (n)
Hom 		bone (n)
joQ 		rib (n)
to'waQ 		ligament, tendon (n)
Somraw 	muscle (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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