[tlhIngan Hol] Klingon Word of the Day: jarjaj

Steven Boozer sboozer at uchicago.edu
Wed Nov 2 07:25:19 PDT 2022

Klingon Word of the Day for Wednesday, November 02, 2022

Klingon word: 	jarjaj
Part of speech: 	noun
Definition: 	anniversary measured in months
Source: 	The Little Prince [TLP]

AFAIK never used in a sentence.  Lieven, is there an example in The Little Prince?

DISjaj  		anniversary measured in years (n) 
Hoghjaj: 	anniversary measured in weeks (n)

(TLP):  Maltz said there is a way (actually, several ways) to refer to an anniversary, which he characterized as a specific day on which one recognizes or remembers an event that occurred a set amount of time ago on that same date. The 'set amount of time' could be a year (what most people think of when they think of anniversary), but it could be another unit of time: a month or a week.
    DISjaj:     	anniversary measured in years
    jarjaj:      	anniversary measured in months (the three-month anniversary
                      	  of starting a new job, say)
    Hoghjaj: 	anniversary measured in weeks (the two-week anniversary of  
                      	  the day someone quit smoking, perhaps)
A one-year anniversary would be {DISjaj wa'} or {DISjaj wa'DIch} (Maltz had no preference). And so on. Maltz says that he's heard expressions like tupjaj, which is presumably an anniversary measured in minutes – the 10-minute 'anniversary' of someone not talking, maybe. He said this is a form of wordplay, not a 'real' word, but people do say things like this.

LAFORGE:  	Okay, Wesley, slow down. What is the problem? 
WESLEY:     	It's the tenth anniversary of Worf's Age of Ascension. 
LAFORGE:  	His what? 
WESLEY:    	The Klingon Age of Ascension. It's a ritual of great significance. A 
                   	rite of initiation marking a new level of Klingon spiritual attainment. 
DATA:        	And what is the significance of the anniversary of this event? 
WESLEY:    	It's a day of celebration and ritual spent with one's fellow Klingons. 
                   	Worf doesn't have any Klingon friends.   [TNG “The Icarus Factor”]

qoS 		birthday (n)
lop  		celebration (n) 
lop		celebrate (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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