[tlhIngan Hol] Klingon Word of the Day: ghuH

Steven Boozer sboozer at uchicago.edu
Fri Feb 11 07:56:47 PST 2022

Klingon Word of the Day for Saturday, February 05, 2022

Klingon word: 	ghuH
Part of speech: 	noun
Definition: 	alert

(De'vID < MO, 2/17/2018):  A lesson (like in a textbook - Lesson 1, Lesson 2, etc.) is {ghojmeH mIw}.  (This is not lesson as in Let this be a lesson to you!” That’s {ghuH}. 

  “Battle stations! Alert Status One!" [and] “Stand down from Alert Status!” (Martok on the Rotarran, DS9 “Sons and Daughters”)

ghuH  		prepare for, be alerted to (v)
  - may' yIghuH 
      Battle Alert! ST3 
  - tlhIngan quv DatIchDI' Seng yIghuH 
      When you insult a Klingon's honor, prepare for trouble. TKW

ghuHmoH  	alert, warn (v)
  - ropyaH yIghuHmoH 
      [Alert sick bay!] ST6
  - Heghpu'bogh latlhpu' ghuHmoH bey. ghoS tlhIngan SuvwI' maq. 
      This yell ... serves to warn the other dead that a Klingon warrior
       is coming. S31

ghum 		alarm (n)
chach 		emergency (n)
Sotlaw' 		distress call (n)
Dotlh  		status (n)

ghum  		alarm, sound an alarm (v) 
Dugh 		be vigilant (v)
'eH 		be ready (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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