[tlhIngan Hol] Klingon Word of the Day: qaH

Steven Boozer sboozer at uchicago.edu
Mon Feb 28 12:22:33 PST 2022

Klingon Word of the Day for Monday, February 28, 2022

Klingon word: 	qaH
Part of speech: 	noun
Definition: 	sir
Source: 	TKD

bach Do' qaH 
A lucky shot sir...  (ST3)

yajchu' qaH 
Understood clearly, sir. (ST3)

lu' qaH! 
Yes, sir! (KGT)

(TKD 58):  Names may be used in direct address (that is, calling somebody by name) at the beginning or end of the sentence. Other words used in direct address (such as {qaH} sir, {joHwI'} my lord) are used similarly... {lu' qaH} "Yes, sir!" 

(KGT 193):  Misprounouncing {qaH} as {qagh} has often led to particularly unfortunate results.

-neS		your Honor (V8 suffix)
  - (TKD 43):  There is but one suffix in this category. It is used to express extreme politeness or deference. It is used only in addressing a superior, someone of higher rank in the Klingon social, political, or military hierarchy. It is never required. 
       qaleghneS 		I am honored to see you. 
       HIja'neS 		do me the honor of telling me. 
This suffix is used rather infrequently by Klingons.

yI'  		speak in an honorable or respectful fashion (v)
  - {jIyI'} With respect. (Uhura, STID)

DochHa' 	be polite, civil, courteous (v)
naD 		commend, praise (v)
quvmoH 	honor (v)
SeQ 		be formal, ritualistic, ceremonial (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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