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

Steven Boozer sboozer at uchicago.edu
Wed Mar 16 14:05:40 PDT 2022

Ah, the dangers of copy-and-paste!  Thanks for the correction.  Add to these

qumwI'                governor (n)
la'quv                   supreme commander (n)
HI''a'                     tyrant (n)
 - molor HI’’a’       “the tyrant Molor” (PB)

And, as always, a relevant quotation suitable for translation (for those of us so inclined):

"Which is better — to be ruled by one tyrant three thousand miles away, or three thousand tyrants one mile away?" (Rev. Mather Blyes, 1706-1788, British loyalist)


From: On Behalf Of Ed Bailey

One error in the list of related words, for {HI'tuy} it should say "dictatorship (n)." Perhaps not unrelated, {HI'} "dictator (n)" does not appear in the list.

Some more related words, to name a few:

qum                 government (n)
loH                  administration (n)
Qang               chancellor (n)
ta'                    emperor (n)
voDleH           emperor (n)
rubyo'              politician (n)


On Tuesday, March 15, 2022, Steven Boozer <sboozer at uchicago.edu<mailto:sboozer at uchicago.edu>> wrote:

Klingon word:         che'
Part of speech:        verb
Definition:               rule, reign, run, preside
Source:                    TKD
ghatlh              dominate (v)
qum                 govern (v)
loH                   administer (v)
vu'                    manage (v)
ra'                     order, command (v)
Dev                  lead, guide (v)
tutlh                be official (v)

cho'                  succeed (to authority) (v)
gheS                assume duties of, take on responsibilities (v)
Sugh                install [in office] (v)
Son                  relieve (v)

pIn                   boss (n)
HI'tuy              dictator (n)
ngup                authority, power, one in authority, one in power,
                        one in charge (n., slang)
ngup'a'            the Dominion (GN)
woQ                 authority, political power (n)
woQ'a'            ultimate power (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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