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Re: [Tlhingan-hol] Klingon Word of the Day: chIvo'

Steven Boozer (sboozer@uchicago.edu)



> Klingon Word of the Day for Thursday, November 27, 2014
> 
> Klingon word: chIvo'
> Part of speech: noun
> Definition: total dishonor, absolute lack of honor
> Source: Star Trek Into Darkness, qepHom 2013

potlhmo' batlh, vIqawba'. 'ej chIvo' neH chIw vum'e'. 
Because you care about honor. And this man has none. STID

HQ 12.3 p.9:  Maltz mentioned one noun associated with these verbs, {DavHam}, which he defined simply as "false honor", but which really covers the same semantic ground as both {HoQ} and {Qaq} (but not really {mIl}). {DavHam} is different from {quvHa'ghach} "dishonor" (noun) in that the latter does not imply seeming to be honorable or the appearance of honorability, but rather the lack of or loss of honor.

SEE ALSO:

batlh 		honor (n)
quv  			honor (n.)
quvHa'ghach 	dishonor (n)

batlhHa'		dishonorably (adv)

HoQ  			be honored falsely, be falsely honorable (v)
Qaq  			behave falsely honorably, behave in a falsely honorable manner (v)
mIl  			be formerly honored (v)
qal 			be corrupt (v)


GARAK: "It's the honorable thing to do." 
WORF:  "You use that word, but you have no idea what it means." 
GARAK: "Perhaps not, but you do."   [DS9 "In Purgatory's Shadow"]

HQ 12.3 p.9:  All this talk of pseudohonor and nonhonor logically led to a discussion of honor itself, normally expressed by the nouns {quv} and {batlh}, both usually defined as simply "honor". When asked to distinguish between the two, Maltz said, {'tlhIngan Soj 'oH -- not bIyaj}, literally, "It is Klingon food--you will not understand," using {Soj} "food" in its idiomatic sense of matter, concern, affair.


--
Voragh
Ca'Non Master of the Klingons



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