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

Steven Boozer sboozer at uchicago.edu
Fri Apr 8 07:22:47 PDT 2022

Klingon Word of the Day for Friday, April 08, 2022

Klingon word: 	vI'
Part of speech: 	noun
Definition: 	marksmanship

Also translated as "sharpshooting, aim".

vaj toDuj Daj ngeHbej DI vI' 
Shooting space garbage is no test of a warrior's mettle.  (ST5/TKW)
["Sharpshooting of the cosmos' litter inconclusively tests a warrior's courage." 

(This is a notorious back-fit of a dittography in the ST5 shooting script.)

SuvwI' vI' Dub naQvam 'ej ray' HopDaq bachlu'meH chuqna' ghurmoH naQvam 
This [i.e. (rifle) stock] serves to steady the aim of a warrior and increase the
 effective range for distance targeting.  (S14)

vI'  		decimal point (n) 
vI'  		accumulate (v)

beH 		rifle (n)
HIch  		handgun, gun, pistol (n)
DoS 		target (n)
bach  		shot (n)

Qeq 		aim [a weapon], target (v)
puS 		sight [with gunsight] (v)
bach  		shoot (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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