[tlhIngan Hol] Klingon Word of the Day: qav

Steven Boozer sboozer at uchicago.edu
Fri Dec 16 10:56:37 PST 2022

I thought it might have to do with trying to analyze {qav'ap}.  At the same qepHom 2020 {‘ap} was defined as "dues, toll".   Examples:

HIjmeH 'ap 	fee paid when bringing certain commodities into a jurisdiction (n) 
HIjmeH 'ap pIn 	customs officer (n)
HuqmeH 'ap 	excise tax, sales tax, VAT (n)
ngeSlIch ‘ap 	interest (on a loan) (n)


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From: Lieven L. Litaer via tlhIngan-Hol


Maltz didn't know what {qav} by itself was, but he said he wouldn't be surprised to learn that {qav'ap} was shortened from {qavmeH 'ap} or something like that at some point in the past.

(qepHom 2020)


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