[tlhIngan Hol] Klingon Word of the Day: ja'chuq

Steven Boozer sboozer at uchicago.edu
Fri Jun 10 07:12:56 PDT 2022

Klingon word: 	ja'chuq
Part of speech: 	verb
Definition: 	discuss, confer
Source: 	TKD

(TKD 65):  The verb is made up of {ja'} "tell", {-chuq} "each other"; thus, confer is "tell each other." 

ja'chuqmeH rojHom neH jaghla' 
The enemy commander wishes a truce (in order) to confer. TKD 
[(source?):  MO indicates that {ja'chuqmeH} is part of the object, not a purpose clause that modifies the whole sentence (cf. TKD 64-5)]

[Uhh...] Can we talk? PK

'uQ wISoppu'DI' maja'chuq 
We will talk after dinner. PK

quv HIja'chuqQo' 
Don't speak to me of honor. PB
(De’vID < MO, 10/14/2020):  I think rather than clarification it requires revision. I think the verb {ja'chuq}, glossed in TKD as "discuss, confer", was used inappropriately here. The "discuss" that {ja'chuq} is used for is when there are two (or more) people talking to each other, a back-and-forth conversation. In the sentence in the paq'batlh, no discussion of this kind is going on. Molor is just telling Kahless not to do something; Kahless doesn't come back with a counterargument. Since there's no discussing (or conferring) going on, {ja'chuq} is the wrong verb.” 

ja'chuq Dalopchu'.  Qang Damoj. 
Complete the Rite of Succession to become chancellor. MKE

(Lawrence Schoen, qep'a' 2008, Okrand asked Maltz about how to say "digress"):  He wasn't aware of a single word for that, but he said there's a commonly used phrase:  {DoS chIl}. So "I digress" would be {DoS vIchIl}. And so on.

ja'chuq  	ancient part of the Klingon Rite of Succession (n) 

qel 		consider (v)
ghoH 		argue, dispute (v)
ngach 		debate (v)
Sutlh 		negotiate (v)
pon 		persuade, convince (v)
yu' 		interrogate (v)

Voragh, Ca'Non Master of the Klingons
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