[tlhIngan Hol] Klingon Word of the Day: Hoq

Steven Boozer sboozer at uchicago.edu
Tue Nov 15 07:40:48 PST 2022

Klingon Word of the Day for Tuesday, November 15, 2022

Klingon word: 	Hoq
Part of speech: 	verb
Definition: 	pull
Source: 	qepHom 2020

(qepHom 2020):  To pull a child's wagon (by its handle) or for a train engine to pull the train along or to pull an electrical plug out of the wall, a different verb is used: {Hoq}.  (And, of course, when the pulling is sudden or if one pulls with a jerk, the most common verb used is {luH} "yank".  {luH} can generally be used where either {Hur} or {Hoq} might otherwise be used, but not in the case of the bow.)

Hur  		pull, tug (v) 
  -  “refers to the action of pulling back the string of the bow but also to pulling the handle on a door to open or close the door or to pulling on someone's suspenders” (qepHom 2020)

luH 		yank (v)
  -  "This verb literally means yank and is used in such sentences as {jav luHpu' 'avwI'} ('The guard has caused a prisoner to confess' -- literally, 'The guard has yanked a six').  Standard words expressing the same notions are {DISmoH} (cause to confess) and {peghHa'moH} (cause to not keep a secret)." (KGT 153)
  -  qeQ yotlhDaq nuluH luneH. "They wish to drag us into the muck" (DSC "Battle at the Binary Stars")

QIq 		draw, pull out (weapon, tool, instrument) (v., qep'a' 2016)

lel 		get/take/pull out, remove  (v)
  -  ngIq tonSaw' lo' 'ej tIqDu' lel "In one single move, he removed the hearts." (PB)
  -  HughlIj 'uch qeylIS / DaH rolIjvo' tIqDu'lIj lellaH "Kahless grips you by the throat, 
      He could rip your hearts out at will" (PB)
  -  molor cha' tIqDu' DuQchu' qeylIS ‘ej lel "Before Kahless struck [his bat'leth] 
      Right into Molor’s hearts, ripping them out." (PB)
  -  DaqtaghlIj yIlel qeylIS "Kahless, pull your d'k tahg" (PB)

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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