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

Steven Boozer sboozer at uchicago.edu
Mon Aug 15 07:17:20 PDT 2022

Klingon Word of the Day for Saturday, August 13, 2022

Klingon word: vIbHa'
Part of speech: verb
Definition: move through time toward the past
Source: qep'a' 23 [2016]

jIvIbHa’pu’ ‘ej qeylIS vIqIHpu’ 
I time-travelled into the past and I met Kahless. (qep'a' 2016)

jIvIbHa’.  wejHu’ jImev 
I time-travel three days into the past. (qep'a' 2016) 
[“that is, I stop three days prior to a time referenced in the conversation, not necessarily three days prior to making this utterance.” (qurgh < Okrand)]

vIb  	 	time-travel into the future (v) 

wa’vatlh DIS vIvIb. 
I time-travel 100 years into the future. (qep'a' 2016)
jIvIb.  qaSDI’ vatlh DIS poH cha’maH Hut, jImev. 
I time-travel to the 29th century. 
(lit. “I time-travel into the future. When Century 29 happens, I stop.”) (qep'a' 2016)

pa'logh 		past, the past (as a whole) (n)
tuch 		future, the future (as a whole) (n)

“I hate temporal mechanics!” (Chief O’Brien, DS9 “Visionary”)

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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