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

Steven Boozer sboozer at uchicago.edu
Fri Apr 1 07:17:40 PDT 2022

Klingon Word of the Day for Friday, April 01, 2022

Klingon word: 	'an
Part of speech: 	verb
Definition: 	be a waste 
Source: 	qep'a' 25 [2018]

AFAIK never used in a sentence.

‘an  		be petrified (v) (qepHom 2019)
 (Lieven, 11/18/2019):  {'an} is only used for people if they are literally ‘turned into stone’.

(qepHom 2019):  {’an} also means be a waste. Most Klingon lexicographers consider these to be two homophonic words, but historically, one grew out of the other. The petrified meaning is the earlier ne, and be a waste developed from that, perhaps because once something turns to stone it loses any original use it may have had – though it may take on another use, of course.

‘an’or 		fossil (n) (qepHom 2019)
 (qepHom 2019):  same word for plants, bones, etc.

lo'Ha'  		waste (v)
lo'laHbe' 	be worthless (v)
lI'be' 		be useless (v)

loq 		be extinct (v)
 (qepHom 2019): referring to animals, like dinosaurs

tu'HomI'raH  	something useless (n); e.g. a "dunsel" (SF Academy slang) 
potlh 		consequential thing, something important (n)

nagh 		rock, stone (n)
Hom 		bone (n)
roSqa' 		archaeological artifact (n)
SIntlher 	an ancient extinct animal (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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