[tlhIngan Hol] Klingon Word of the Day: Qum

Steven Boozer sboozer at uchicago.edu
Fri Nov 4 07:40:46 PDT 2022

Klingon Word of the Day for Friday, November 04, 2022

Klingon word: 	Qum
Part of speech: 	noun
Definition: 	communications, communication related technology
Source: 	BOP

AFAIK never used in a sentence.

(KGT 158-59):  The word {pIn} is also found in non-slang terms referring to crew members on a ship: {QeDpIn} (science officer), {QumpIn} (communications officer). ... Note that for the crew terms, in one case pIn follows a noun ({QeD}, "science" thus, {QeDpIn} is "science boss"), but in the other, it follows what is found elsewhere only as a verb ({Qum}, communicate), suggesting that there may have been a noun {Qum} (communication) at some point in the past.	

Qum De'wI'  	communications computer (n) 
Qum patmey  	communications systems (n)
Qum SeHlaw  	communications console (n)
QumpIn  	communications officer (n);
QumwI'  	communicator,  communications device (n)

Qum  		communicate (v)
   - jIQum   	I communicate. KLS
   - naDev bIQumqa' 'e' vItul. (MO to SuStel st.k 11/96)

(qurgh, 11/10/2015):   I had a conversation with Marc about {'oH} and {ghaH} and animals when I was at the qepHom. He said that if you (the speaker) believe you can communicate with a creature, then it's a {ghaH}, if you don't believe you can communicate with a creature, then it's {'oH}. It's down the personal beliefs of the speaker, not a set formula.

qel 		take into account, consider (v)
rIS 		signal, emit a signal (v)
rI' 		hail (v)
rIt 		summon (v)
van 		salute (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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