[tlhIngan Hol] Klingon Word of the Day: lIQ

Steven Boozer sboozer at uchicago.edu
Mon Apr 11 08:05:24 PDT 2022

Klingon Word of the Day for Monday, April 11, 2022

Klingon word: 	lIQ
Part of speech: 	verb
Definition: 	be stuck (with a puzzle)
Source: 	qep'a' 25 [2018]

"like when you can’t solve an algebra problem or a crossword puzzle" (qep'a' 2018)

DIy 		be stuck (v)
  - "like when you can’t get a door open or a window open" (qep'a' 2018)
HIr 		be stuck (v)
  - "like a stamp is stuck to an envelope or a spitwad is stuck on a wall" (qep'a' 2018)
ngItlh 		be stuck (v)
  - "like when your car is stuck in the snow or Santa is stuck in the chimney or a ring is stuck on your finger or a nail is stuck in a piece of wood and you can’t pull it out" (qep'a' 2018)
Sat 		be stuck (v)
  - "like being stuck in a meeting or stuck in traffic; also, for some reason, it be would be for a cat stuck in a tree" (qep'a' 2018)

ngam 		adhere, stick (v)
Hum 		be sticky (v)
Qatlh 		be difficult, complex (v)

wItte'  		mathematical equation (n) 
ghIqtu' 		mathematical or chemical formula (n)

ngajrun 	puzzle, riddle (n)
  - "this is a made-up puzzle or riddle" (qep'a' 2018)
Qay'mol 	puzzle (n)
  - "like a jigsaw puzzle or those metal hoops that need to be untangled or any puzzle that involves a physical object or objects that must be manipulated" (Lieven, qepHom 2018)

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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