[tlhIngan Hol] Klingon Word of the Day: muD

Steven Boozer sboozer at uchicago.edu
Mon Oct 3 07:10:19 PDT 2022

Klingon Word of the Day for Saturday, October 01, 2022

Klingon word: 	muD
Part of speech: 	noun
Definition: 	weather (in general)
Source: 	TKD

yoq yIn yuQ 'oH Qo'noS'e'.  yInSIp voQSIp je ngaS muDDaj. 
Qo'noS is a class-M planet with an oxygen/nitrogen atmosphere. S27

muDDaq 'eDSeHcha lulaQlu'bogh: jav 
Atmospheric Take-Off/Landing Thrusters – 6. KBoP

jevqu'taHvIS muD ral, bejlI' parmaq. 
[While the violent atmosphere storms, love still watches.] (Sonnet 116)

muDDaq neH muD Dujmey vorgh lu'orlu', 'ach loghDaq puvlaH Dujmey 'orbogh nuv 'e' 'agh X-wa'maH vagh. 
[the X-15] bridged the gap between human flight in the atmosphere and spaceflight. (NASM: X-15)

ngI'chu' muD 
Atmosphere pressurization complete (DSC "The Butcher's Knife…")

(HQ 2.4):  The Klingon word for weather meaning the state of the atmosphere, is the same as the word for atmosphere itself, {muD}. When inquiring about specific weather conditions at a specific time and/or place, the expression {muD Dotlh} (literally, "atmosphere status") is used.

(TKD 10):  Unlike most speakers of English, who begin conversations with greetings, inquiries about the state of health of the conversants, and remarks about the weather, Klingons tend to begin conversations by simply stating the main points.

(st.klingon 11/1997):  Speakers who do this seem to be aware that they are breaking the rules, so they are doing it for rhetorical effect. (It has the same sort of feeling, perhaps, as if someone were to say in English … "It's lightninging and thundering outside"…)

(qurgh, qep'a' 2017 < 7/29/2017):  [For weather forecasts use {'aqlu'} "predict" (based on deductive reasoning or science] ... 
   SIS 'e' 'aqlu', javmaH vatlhvI' DIch 
     It is predicted it will rain, 60% certainty. 
   SISbe' 'e' 'aqlu'law' 
     It would appear that it will not rain. 
     It seems that it will not rain. 
[Okrand] also checked with Maltz about why predicting the weather used {'e' -lu'} instead of {net} in the examples. He said that weather forecasts tend to use {'e' -lu'} over {net}, but {net} would not be wrong."

PUN:  "mud" or "mood" (mood lighting adds atmosphere)

muD Duj  	airplane (n)
muD ngeb 	[artificial atmosphere, ie. in a spaceship] (n) KBoP
muD ‘umber  	climate (n)

lay		air [technical term] (n)
rewve’ 		air [common term] (n)
chal 		sky (n)
SuS 		wind (n)
SIp 		gas (n)
SeS 		steam (n)
'eng 		cloud (n)
pe'bIl 		lightning (n)
'umber 		ecosystem, environment (n)

tuD  		thunder  (weather verb)
raw 		lightning  (weather verb)
jev 		storm (weather verb)
SIS 		rain  (weather verb)
peD 		snow (weather verb)

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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