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Re: [Tlhingan-hol] Klingon Word of the Day: wep buq

Felix Malmenbeck (

buq ghaj tera' <<kangaroo>> 'e' vIHar.
Dochvam Dellu'meH qarlaw' mu'vam ... 'ach jISovchu'be'.

Both {paq} ("book") and {buq} ("pocket") are likely puns on "pocket book".

...or perhaps on "Pocket Books", the division of Simon & Schuster which publishes most Star Trek books (including The Klingon Dictionary).

If so, Marc was playing the long game with this pun: The word {paq} was revealed in 1985, in the first edition of The Klingon Dictionary, whereas the word {buq} wasn't revealed until 2011.

{qIDqu'meH tuvqangba'.}

From: Gaerfindel []
Sent: Sunday, December 21, 2014 16:33
Subject: Re: [Tlhingan-hol] Klingon Word of the Day: wep buq

On 12/21/2014 10:00 AM, qurgh lungqIj wrote:
> Klingon Word of the Day for Sunday, December 21, 2014
> Klingon word: wep buq
> Part of speech: noun
> Definition: coat pouch, pocket
> Source: Okrand qepHom'a' 2010
buq ghaJ'a' terra' <<kangaroo>>?


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