[tlhIngan Hol] Klingon Word of the Day: rIq

Steven Boozer sboozer at uchicago.edu
Mon Jul 11 06:56:13 PDT 2022

Klingon Word of the Day for Sunday, July 10, 2022

Klingon word: 	rIq
Part of speech: 	verb
Definition: 	pioneer, break through, innovate
Source: 	qep'a' 26 [2019]

(qep’a’ 2019):  This would apply to a scientific breakthrough or discovery, but not to, say, setting a new record in a bat'leth twirling competition.

(KGT 21-22):  {chab chu'} (literally, "new pie") is another way to say new invention or latest innovation. This is no doubt because the Krotmag pronunciation of {chab} (pie) is {cham}, the same as the word for technology.

PUN:  "Eureka!"

tu'  		discover,  find;  observe,  notice (v)
'ogh 		invent, devise, design (v)
ren  		design,  map out,  plan (v)
chenmoH 	build, form, make, create (v)
cher 		establish, set up (v)
mutlh 		construct, assemble, put together (v)

ghantoH 	model, example, pattern (n)
cham 		technology (n)
chab 		invention, innovation [slang] (n)

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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