[tlhIngan Hol] Klingon Word of the Day: naHnagh

Steven Boozer sboozer at uchicago.edu
Tue Oct 18 07:58:12 PDT 2022

Klingon word: 	naHnagh
Part of speech: 	noun
Definition: 	pit (of fruit)
Source: 	KGT:p89

(KGT 89):  Klingons typically gnaw ({choptaH}--literally, "continue biting") on the nut until it cracks open, and then they spit out ({tlhIS}) the pieces of shell (occasionally at a nearby diner, as a gesture of sociability) before chewing and swallowing the rest. Similarly, they will usually gnaw on the hard pit of some fruits ({naHnagh} -- literally, "fruit stone") until it can be chewed and swallowed, but it is not considered out of place to treat the pit as a shell and spit out the pieces.

naH		fruit/vegetable (n)
nagh		rock,  stone;  ceramic material (n)

yub 		shell (of fruit, nut) (n)
yub 		husk, rind, peel (n)
naHlet 		nut(s) (n)

nagh DIr  	shell (of an animal) (n) 
pel'aQ 		eggshell (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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