[tlhIngan Hol] Klingon Word of the Day: nIqDob

Steven Boozer sboozer at uchicago.edu
Thu Apr 14 07:33:31 PDT 2022

Klingon Word of the Day for Wednesday, April 13, 2022

Klingon word: 	nIqDob
Part of speech: 	noun
Definition: 	perforator, hole punch
Source: 	qepHom 2015 p.18

AFAIK never used in a sentence.

Lieven Lietaer interviews Marc Okrand (10/29/2015):

MO: To "staple" papers together is to {rar} them. To use a stapler or
         hole punch ("perforator, hole punch" {nIqDob}), you {qIp} it or
         {'uy} it or {ngaH} ("squeeze") it, depending on the device.  [...] 
         The hole punch will {ghID} ("pierce, perforate") the paper (or 
         other material). 
LL:    Can {ghID} also mean perforate a paper with a tooth pick or similar?
MO: Yes, of course. 

(qepHom 2015 p.18):  A stapler is a {Ha'on vevwI'}.  The staple, the little metal thing, is called {baS Ha'on} or just {Ha'on}.  The verb {vev} means insert, put in, so the stapler is literally a device that "puts in" the staple ({Ha'on}) into the paper.” 

PUN: 		"bodkin" backwards

DuQ 		stab, pierce (v)
bet 		impale (v)

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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