[tlhIngan Hol] Klingon Word of the Day: HomHap tun

Steven Boozer sboozer at uchicago.edu
Fri Aug 26 07:48:01 PDT 2022

Klingon word: 	HomHap tun
Part of speech: 	noun
Definition: 	cartilage
Source: 	qep'a' 27 [2020]

AFAIK never used in a sentence.

Hom 		bone (n)
Hap  		matter (substance), element (state of matter); material(s) (n)
tun  		be soft (v)

qal'aq 		framework, supporting structure, skeleton
nobmeD 	skeleton
  - “{qal'aq} is fine for skeleton if modified ({Hom qal'aq} or {porgh qal'aq}), but a 
       more specific term is heard {nobmeD}." (qepHom 2019 booklet p.11)

melchoQ 	bone marrow
to'waQ 		ligament/tendon
joQ 		rib
Somraw 	muscle
‘an’or 		fossil

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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