[tlhIngan Hol] Klingon Word of the Day: DungluQ

Steven Boozer sboozer at uchicago.edu
Wed Dec 14 07:36:19 PST 2022

Klingon word: DungluQ
Part of speech: noun
Definition: noon
Source: ADD

DaHjaj DungluQ 
this noon (lit. "today noon" or "today's noon") [st.k 6/29/1997]

DungluQ tIHIv.  ngugh Qongbe' chaH 
Attack them at noon! They won't be sleeping then.
(or: "Attack them at noon. They're not sleeping then.") (st.k 11/1999)

(SuSvaj at qep'a' loSDIch [date?]):  As {Dung} means "area above", I had always assumed that {DungluQ} meant high sun. I asked Okrand if this was in fact the case, and if so could we infer that {luQ} meant sun. He flatly said "No you can't." Apparently it is derived from {Dung}, but he did not have high sun in mind when he coined the word. In fact he said he created {DungluQ} before the Paramount writers came up with high sun, and he was even a little ticked at the writers for inferring high sun.

pemjep 	midday (n)
ramjep 		midnight (n)

jajlo’ chum  	sunrise (i.e. "colorful dawn") (n)
tlhom chum  	sunset (i.e. "colorful dusk") (n)

jul  		sun (n)

Voragh, Ca'Non Master of the Klingons
    Please contribute relevant vocabulary from recent qep’a’mey 
    or qepHommey. I’ve fallen woefully behind in updating my files.

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