[tlhIngan Hol] Klingon Word of the Day: yuv

Steven Boozer sboozer at uchicago.edu
Wed Mar 30 07:21:03 PDT 2022

Klingon word: 	yuv
Part of speech: 	verb
Definition: 	push

AFAIK never used in a sentence.

(KGT 76):  To finger the {may'ron} [ie. accordion, concertina ] -- that is, to push the buttons -- is to {Heng}

(KGT 113):  The verb {bI'} ("sweep") refers to the action of pushing something out of the way by using an implement or the forearm as if it were a broom.

(KGT 115):  During the course of a bout, both parties … alternately lunge (jop), that is, push the bat'leth toward the opponent, and deflect (way'), or use the bat'leth to push the oncoming one away.

yuvtlhe'  	lid,  cover,  cap (n) 
  - PUN: based on the instructions on child-proof medicine bottles: push (yuv) while turning (tlhe')

'uy 		press down (v)
vo' 		propel (v)
ghoS 		thrust (v)
luH 		yank (v)
raQ 		manipulate by hand (v)

nItlh 'echlet 	keyboard (n)
leQ  		switch,  button (n)
  - (Lieven, 11/16/2014 < qepHom 2014):  And a [computer] mouse is a {'eQway'} … could have a {leQ} "button" (but more generally "switch") and it usually has two (a {poS leQ} and a {nIH leQ}, "left button" and "right button" respectively) … To "click" one of the buttons is to {'uy} "press down" (even though the action is really to press down and then release). To say to "click" on a link, for example, the verb {wIv} "select, choose" is used rather than {'uy}.

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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