[tlhIngan Hol] Klingon Word of the Day: Surchem

Steven Boozer sboozer at uchicago.edu
Tue Apr 19 08:20:57 PDT 2022

Klingon word: 	Surchem
Part of speech: 	noun
Definition: 	force field
Source: 	TKD

AFAIK never used in a sentence.

Presumably the projected force field itself -- as in  "It's penetrating our shields!"

  The security screen protecting the Federation penal colony on Tantalus V involved dangerous hyper-power circuits. (TOS "Dagger of the Mind") There was a similar force field at the Federation penal colony for the criminally insane on Elba II surrounding the planet (TOS "Whom Gods Destroy")

Surma'  	force (physics concept) (n)
HoS 		strength, energy, power (n)
bot  		prevent, block, prohibit, intercept MKE (v)

[chem]  	[field of energy?)] (bound morpheme?)
- ghe'chem 	   terraforming field (n)
- HoSchem  	   energy field (n)
- peQ chem 	   magnetic field [N.B. two words] (n)
- pIvchem 	   warp field (n)
- Surchem 	   force field (n)
- tlhamchem 	   gravitational field (n)

botjan		shields (force field on ship) (n) [device]
 -  peQ botjan 	   magnetic shield (n)
begh  		deflectors (pl. 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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