[tlhIngan Hol] Klingon Word of the Day: jungwoq

Steven Boozer sboozer at uchicago.edu
Wed Jan 18 07:38:09 PST 2023

Klingon Word of the Day for Wednesday, January 18, 2023

Klingon word: 	jungwoq
Part of speech: 	noun
Definition: 	China
Source: 	TalkNow - Learn Klingon!, revealed 30 September 2011

(De'vID, 11/14/2011):  MO did, however, deliberately choose the Cantonese pronunciation for China rather than Mandarin. His reason was that if he had used Mandarin, the name would have ended in {wo'}, and he didn't think Klingons would like to call an Earth country by their word for empire.

i.e. 中國  *Zhongguo* / *Chung-kuo* (Mandarin) and Zhong Gok / Jung Gwok (Cantonese).

‘aSya’ 		Asia 
choSan 		[North] Korea 
Hanghuq	[South] Korea 
vIyetnam 	Vietnam 
nIpon 		Japan 

“Stand up! Those who refuse to be slaves!” [{bI'reS} of the PRC national anthem]

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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