[tlhIngan Hol] Klingon Word of the Day: 'evta'

Steven Boozer sboozer at uchicago.edu
Tue Oct 25 07:21:24 PDT 2022

Klingon Word of the Day for Tuesday, October 25, 2022

Klingon word: 	'evta'
Part of speech: 	noun
Definition: 	*evta*, newt, salamander, type of animal
Source: 	qep'a' 24 [2017]

AFAIK never used in a sentence.

"The OED tells me the origin of the word newt is from the Middle English 'an ewt' (ewt from the Old English efeta). Eft, a dialect term for newt or a zoological term for its juvenile form, is also derived from the OE term." (Jeremy Silver [date?])

(MO's KCD audio):  Although {lung} is translated as lizard, it actually can refer to any animal of that general shape, such as a newt or salamander.

ghargh 		serpent (n)
lung 		*loong* [type of lizardlike animal] (n)
QIncha' 	*krincha* (type of lizard) (n)

ghISDen 	scales (n)
tlhuQ 		tail (n)
QIm 		egg (n)
pel'aQ 		shell (n)
pach 		claw (n)

ghIS 		wriggle, squirm (v)
  - "a word you might use when describing a bowl full of qagh" (qep'a' 2017)
ngov 		slither, wriggle, squirm, writhe (v)
  -  “Slither ‘like a snake’." (qep’a’ 2021)
‘orgh 		scitter (v)
  - “like a startled lizard or bug” (qep’a’ 2021) 
‘eD 		crawl (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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