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

Steven Boozer sboozer at uchicago.edu
Tue Mar 14 07:56:27 PDT 2023

Klingon Word of the Day for Tuesday, March 14, 2023

Klingon word: 	'aq
Part of speech: 	verb
Definition: 	predict, prognosticate
Source: 	qep'a' 24 [2017]

(qep’a’ 2017):  based on deductive reasoning or science

SIS 'e' 'aqlu', javmaH vatlhvI' DIch 
It is predicted it will rain, 60% certainty. (qep'a' 2017)

SISbe' 'e' 'aqlu'law' 
It would appear that it will not rain. 
It seems that it will not rain. (qep'a' 2017)

 (qurgh, qep'a' 2017 < 7/29/2017):  [Okrand] also checked with Maltz about why predicting the weather used {'e' -lu'} instead of {net} in the examples. He said that weather forecasts tend to use {'e' -lu'} over {net}, but {net} would not be wrong.

Duj jun yu'eghmey tIHmey je 'e' qaSmoHbogh tlhamchem tIn chenmoH
   tlhIngan So'wI' 'e' wI'aq. 
We suspect the Klingon cloak generates a massive gravitational field 
   that bends light and other electromagnetic waves around the ship. 
   (DSC/subtitle "Into the Forest I Go")

qut 		predict (fraudulently or as an act) (v)
ghut 		predict (based on intuition or a wild guess) (v)

noH 		estimate (v)
loy 		guess (v)

leSSov 		foresight (n)
muD  		atmosphere, weather (in general), climate (n)
'umber 		ecosystem, environment (n)
tuch  		future,  the future (as a whole) (n)

“Predictions are difficult—especially about the future.” (Yogi Berra)

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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