[tlhIngan Hol] Klingon Word of the Day: tlhen

Steven Boozer sboozer at uchicago.edu
Fri Oct 14 07:53:59 PDT 2022

Klingon word: 	tlhen
Part of speech: 	verb
Definition: 	sound as, produce the sound of
Source: 	qep'a' 28 [2021]

(qep’a’ 2021):  Use with sound nouns...

bobDar tlhen 
(it) produces a splash sound (qep’a’ 2021)

lu'lap tlhen 
(it) produces a beep noise (qep’a’ 2021)

rIS tlhen 
(it) produces a click sound (qep’a’ 2021)

SuqwIl tlhen 
(it) produces a hiss sound (qep’a’ 2021)

ghugh 		vocalize (by animals) (v)
  - (qep'a' 2017):  referring to sound emitted by an animal, but not speech
  - (qurgh, 7/29/2017):  “The cat said, 'meow'."  Marc said yes. "The cat meowed as I walked by."  Marc said no.  [Okrand] said these are words that described the sounds that the animals make. They are pretty much onomatopoeias of the animals noises.

qol 		pronounce (v)
rev 		quote (v)
chuS 		be noisy (v)

wab 		sound, noise (n)
ghogh 		voice (n)
QIch  		speech (i.e. vocal sounds) (n)

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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