[tlhIngan Hol] Klingon Word of the Day: ngonDer

Steven Boozer sboozer at uchicago.edu
Thu Oct 27 12:35:59 PDT 2022

I’m not sure that Klingons would consider “endure” or “unpleasant” the same as we do:

  yIn DayajmeH 'oy' yISIQ.
   To understand life, endure pain. (TKW)

   'oy' DaSIQjaj
   May you endure the pain! (PK)

This last is from the second Rite of Ascension ritual which Worf -  as a young Klingon growing up among humans - had missed, something he deeply regretted. (TNG "The Icarus Factor")

In TNG "Parallels" Riker wanted to throw Worf a surprise birthday party but Troi talked him out of it, for which Worf was grateful. She knew that Klingons like to be alone on their birthday and said (only half joking), "You probably want to meditate or hit yourself with a painstik, or something."

Of course, this could just be Worf who is not typical.  <g>

From: nIqolay Q

On Thu, Oct 27, 2022 at 10:49 AM Steven Boozer <sboozer at uchicago.edu<mailto:sboozer at uchicago.edu>> wrote:
Klingon word:         ngonDer
Part of speech:        noun
Definition:               nostalgia
Source:                    qep'a' 27 [2020]

(qep'a' 2020):  Often the object of {SIQ}

Apparently nostalgia is something to be endured, like pain:

Based on the information here: https://www.qephom.de/book/qepHom2021_p_12.jpg<https://urldefense.com/v3/__https:/www.qephom.de/book/qepHom2021_p_12.jpg__;!!BpyFHLRN4TMTrA!9lUMs_y6j32r4HebmrCnsJN6zwZlgp_6E-4syr3sfwKlur7QJ4l9P6Lv5be7_U6DXUi6Ky2Vl7lrPYyNlG0K$> (from http://klingon.wiki/En/NewWordsQepHom2021<https://urldefense.com/v3/__http:/klingon.wiki/En/NewWordsQepHom2021__;!!BpyFHLRN4TMTrA!9lUMs_y6j32r4HebmrCnsJN6zwZlgp_6E-4syr3sfwKlur7QJ4l9P6Lv5be7_U6DXUi6Ky2Vl7lrPQrJfP3Q$>), SIQ apparently can also be used in the more neutral sense of "experience" or "undergo", so it's possible that the object of SIQ doesn't have to be something unpleasant.

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