[tlhIngan Hol] Klingon Word of the Day: moj

Steven Boozer sboozer at uchicago.edu
Wed Sep 21 07:36:11 PDT 2022

Klingon word: 	moj
Part of speech: 	verb
Definition: 	become

yaS vImojpu' 
I became an officer. TKD

yaS DImojpu' 
We became officers. TKD

DIHIvbe'ch[ugh] qo'chajDaq toy'wI''a' DImoj 
Attack or be slaves in their world. ST6

bogh tlhInganpu', SuvwI'pu' moj, Hegh 
Klingons are born, live as warriors, then die. TKW

wa' jaj 'etlh 'uchchoHlaH tlhIngan puqloD; jajvetlh loD nen moj 
The son of a Klingon is a man the day he can first hold a blade. TKW

yejquv DevwI' moj ghawran 'e' wuqta' cho' 'oDwI' Dapu'bogh janluq pIqarD HoD 
Gowron... named leader of the High Council by Captain Jean-Luc Picard, who was acting as Arbiter of Succession. S25

ja'chuq Dalopchu'.  Qang Damoj. 
Complete the Rite of Succession to become chancellor. MKE

Danumlu'.  Sa' Damoj. 
Promoted to general. MKE

tugh ghojwI'pu' po' moj ghojwI'pu' chu'. tugh jatlhwI'pu' po' moj ghojwI'pu' po'. (MO qepHom 2013 untranslated greetings)

'ej bejtaHvIS baS moj jIb 
his hair … turned to steel before his eyes (PB)

Deb mojpu' vavDaj yer 'ej choSchoHlu'pu' 'e' tu' 
He finds the lands of his father barren and deserted (PB)

tlhIngan wo' voDleH moj Sughlu’ 
He was crowned emperor of the Klingon Empire (PB)

nIteb 'atlantIq bIQ'a' chIqbogh 'orwI' wa'DIch mojta' 
he became the first pilot to cross the Atlantic Ocean solo (NASM, Spirit of St. Louis)

*bIvangchugh 'uQ DaSop.  bIQubchugh 'uQ Damoj. 
Act and you shall have dinner. Think and you shall be dinner. KCD [Klingon not provided on CD but occasionally quoted in the Mailing List and fandom]

(qep'a' 2018): But there’s also an idiomatic expression: {ro’ mojchugh ghIt} "if the flat hand becomes a fist".  Used in a similar fashion to the English "on the other hand." 

  “To become a thing is to know a thing. To assume its form is to begin to understand its existence.” (Female Changeling, DS9 “The Seaqrch, Part II”)

gheS 		assume the duties of (v)
Sugh 		install [in office] (v)
Da 		behave as, act in the manner of (v)
cho' 		succeed [to authority] (v)

wIv 		choose (v)
pong 		name, call (v)
chen  		build up,  take form,  take shape (v)
ghe' 		be transformed, transmuted, metamorphosed, totally
		 altered (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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