[tlhIngan Hol] Klingon Word of the Day: yaS cha'DIch

Steven Boozer sboozer at uchicago.edu
Fri Sep 2 08:43:06 PDT 2022

Klingon word: 	yaS cha'DIch
Part of speech: 	noun
Definition: 	second officer (on a ship)

(KGT 53):  regardless of their official ranks, those closest to the captain of a ship are called {yaS wa'DIch} (first officer) and {yaS cha'DIch} (second officer). Unlike the terms associated with specific duties, however, these may be used as titles as well.

Lt. Klag was Capt. Kargan's second officer on the IKC Pagh. (TNG "A Matter of Honor")

boQ 		aide (n(
boQDu' 	aide-de-camp (n)
cha'DIch 	aide [during a ceremonial challenge] (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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