[tlhIngan Hol] Klingon Word of the Day: wIgh

Steven Boozer sboozer at uchicago.edu
Wed Apr 27 07:27:11 PDT 2022

Klingon word: 	wIgh
Part of speech: 	noun
Definition: 	genius

AFAIK never used in a sentence.

Einstein's hair looked like a wig. (Arika Okrent, "In the land of invented languages: Esperanto rock stars, Klingon poets, Loglan lovers, and the mad dreamers who tried to build a perfect language". New York : Spiegel & Grau, 2009)

tej 		scientist (n)
pIn 		expert, authority [slang] (n)
'a'ghen  	master teacher, professor (n)
  - “A teacher held in high esteem, of higher rank than other teachers in the same institution, could be {ghojmoHwI' quv} or {ghojmoHwI' Han} ... Probably the highest standing of all is a {'a'ghen}, which can be translated as master teacher or professor." (Lieven, 11/07/2016)
Sov 		knowledge, wisdom (n)
leSSov 		foresight (n)

Han 		be learned, scholarly, erudite (v)
val 		be clever, smart, intelligent (v)
chul  		be wise (v)
  - “Refers to demonstrating good judgment based on experience, not just intelligence or book-learning” (qep’a’ 2020)
'ong 		be cunning, sly (v)
yuq 		outwit, outsmart (v)
po' 		be expert, skilled (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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