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

Steven Boozer sboozer at uchicago.edu
Tue Jan 17 07:49:00 PST 2023

Klingon Word of the Day for Tuesday, January 17, 2023

Klingon word: baghHa'
Part of speech: verb
Definition: crack a code (slang)
Source: qepHom 2014

 (qepHom 2014): {meS} is slang for encrypt.  {So'} is the normal way to say encrypt, {So'Ha'} means decrypt with permission, and {baghHa'} means decrypt without permission. 

(Lieven, 11/12/2014):  Maltz also said that now that everyone knows the word {meS}, he can add that {meS} is a frequently used slang term for encrypt. Similarly, {meSHa'} means decrypt." 

bagh  		tie (v)
meS  		knot (v)
  - "After giving us the word for knitting, Maltz just revealed another useful and related word: it's {meS} and means knot, both as noun and verb. The object of the verb is the thing you use to make a knot, e.g. {tlhegh vImeS} - "I make a knot in the rope". To loosen the knot, simply say {meSHa'}."  (Lieven, 11/12/2014)

meS  		encrypt (slang) (v)
naw' 		access (v)
ngoq 		code (n)

Voragh, Ca'Non Master of the Klingons
    Please contribute relevant vocabulary from recent qep’a’mey 
    or qepHommey. I’ve fallen woefully behind in updating my files.

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