[tlhIngan Hol] Klingon Word of the Day: qID

Steven Boozer sboozer at uchicago.edu
Wed Mar 1 07:29:33 PST 2023

I missed {chem}.  And - since it's what I do - we have the related ideas of:

toj 		deceive, trick (v)

’Irgh 		bully, intimidate, pick on, harass [someone] (v)
naH 		be hostile, malicious, unfriendly, antagonistic (v)
ghong 	 	abuse (v)
nuQ 		annoy, bother (v)
vaq 		mock (v)
nuS 		ridicule (v)

gheD 		prey (n) 
[Can we use this for "victim"? Or do we have a word for this?]


------------------------------Original Message------------------------------
From: tlhIngan-Hol On Behalf Of Lieven L. Litaer via tlhIngan-Hol

> Klingon Word of the Day for Tuesday, February 28, 2023
> Klingon word: 	qID
> Part of speech: 	noun
> Definition: 		joke

... The canon word for joke is {qID}. Okrand explained the difference:

(qepHom 2022 booklet p. 17) Often interchangeable, but generally speaking, if the narrative wasn't particularly funny until the last line, that would be a {qID} while a {lut tlhaQ} is a narrative that's funny, at least sporadically, throughout. Note that to play a practical joke on someone, to trick on someone, is not {qID} (the verb meaning "joke"). It's {chem} "prank."

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