[tlhIngan Hol] Klingon Word of the Day: tIw

Steven Boozer sboozer at uchicago.edu
Mon Oct 17 07:36:43 PDT 2022

Klingon Word of the Day for Saturday, October 15, 2022

Klingon word: tIw
Part of speech: verb
Definition: react emotionally, behave emotionally
Source: qepHom 2017

cheghDI' bangwI' jItIw. 
[translation not provided] (qepHom 2017)

DaghIjlu'chugh bItIwqu' 
Fear speaks very loud. 
("If you're scared, you'll react really emotionally") (Lieven < MO, 2/02/2018) 

jItIwmo' jIvangbe'. 
My commitment to this course of action is not emotional. (DSC/LLLsub "The Vulcan Hello")

matIwtaHvIS pa'logh nIyma' wIleghchugh 
When emotions brings us ghosts from the past (DSC/LLLsub "The Vulcan Hello")

(Lieven interviews Okrand, qepHom 2017):
MO: 	For logic, use the verb {meq}. It's a verb that means, among other things, think logically. I think Klingons would use a verb when talking about types of thinking rather than a noun. For emotions, you can use the verb {tIw}. This means react emotionally, behave emotionally.
LLL: 	Can {tIw} take an object? As with meaning of "feeling emotions", being one's own, or someone else emotions?
MO: 	No. I don't think it can take an object. You'd probably say something like:  {cheghDI' bangwI' jItIw}. 

  "I must confess that I too am moved emotionally. I know it is illogical." (Spock to Romulan Commander, TOS "The Enterprise Incident")]

DuQ 		touch (emotionally) (v)
nong 		be passionate (v)
meq 		think logically (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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