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

Steven Boozer (

> Klingon Word of the Day for Sunday, December 14, 2014
> Klingon word: Soy'
> Part of speech: verb
> Definition: be clumsy

KGT 30:  while the verb {ghIH} means "be messy, sloppy" in {ta' Hol} and in most dialects, in the towns near Ruk'evet ({ruq'e'vet}), {ghIH} means "be careless". The more widespread word for "be careless" is {yepHa'}, and this word is used in addition to {ghIH} in the Ruk'evet area. To say "be messy, sloppy", the Ruk'evet inhabitants say {Soy'}, a verb meaning "be clumsy" elsewhere. The Ruk'evet word for "be clumsy" is {jat}, which is phonetically identical to the noun meaning "tongue".

yepHa'  	be careless (v)

po' 		be skilled (v)
yep  		be careful (v)

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