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

Steven Boozer (

> Klingon Word of the Day for Thursday, December 04, 2014
> Klingon word: He'
> Part of speech: verb
> Definition: smell, emit odor

KGT 86:  The verb meaning smell - that is, sense odors - is {largh}. The word for emit a smell is {He'}. This does not necessarily imply a bad smell. Odors are not considered "good" or "bad"; they are just odors. There may be a subjective evaluation of the source of the odor, however. It is a compliment to suggest that someone smells like *rokeg* blood pie not because the smell itself is good, but rather because the food carries with it positive associations. On the other hand, it is most insulting to say that someone smells like rotting *forshak*.)


"I just wish we could cloak the stench!" (McCoy, commenting on the captured Bird-of-Prey Bounty. ST4)

B'Ellana burned some Klingon incense in her quarters.   Janeway replies, "Interesting fragrance. I'm surprised it hasn't set off the environmental alarms." (VOY "Nothing Human")


He'So' 		stink (v)
pIw 			odor (n)
noSvagh 		deodorant (n)


"That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet." 
 (Shakespeare, "Romeo and Juliet"; quoted in TOS "By Any Other Name")

Ca'Non Master of the Klingons

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