[tlhIngan Hol] Klingon Word of the Day: ngI'

Steven Boozer sboozer at uchicago.edu
Mon Mar 14 08:04:19 PDT 2022

Klingon Word of the Day for Sunday, March 13, 2022

Klingon word: 	ngI'
Part of speech: 	verb
Definition: 	be pressurized
Source: 	qep'a' 24

ngI'chu' muD 
Atmosphere pressurization complete. (DSC/Qov "The Butcher's Knife...")

 (qep'a' 2017 New Words):  For the notion of pressurized (as what happens inside an airplane to make sure those yellow masks don't fall down), Maltz said to use the verb {ngI'} "have a weight of, weigh".  <…>  The lack of an expressed object (the specific weight) is not a problem. It may be weird or pointless to say {ngI' muD}, but it's not ungrammatical.

ngI'  		have a weight of, weigh (v)
  - wejvatlh SochmaH vagh SaD cheb'a'mey ngI' Duj 
     Mass: 8.7 KT. KBoP

Surmen 	pressure (n)
wa'lay 		mass (n)

HIS 		be compressed (as in air) (v)
'ugh 		be heavy (v)
tIS 		be light (weight) (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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