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

Steven Boozer (

> Klingon Word of the Day for Tuesday, December 23, 2014
> Klingon word: Duq
> Part of speech: noun
> Definition: bowl (small)

KGT 205:  Klingon has at least two words, {maHpIn} and {Duq}, corresponding to Federation Standard "bowl", but no single word to refer to both; Federation Standard lacks distinctive vocabulary for the two vessels, so it must add on adjectives or descriptive phrases: large bowl for serving, small bowl for eating from.

KGT 99f.:  If the particular dish is somewhat soupy (a dish of this kind is termed a {chatlh}, roughly translated as "soup", though the amount of liquid is far less than what the Federation Standard term "soup" would suggest), it will arrive at the table in a large bowl ({maHpIn}) and a diner will pour [{qang}] its contents into a smaller bowl ({Duq}), from which he or she will consume it. Since this sort of dish is still primarily solid food as opposed to liquid, using the verb {tlhutlh} ("drink") to describe ingesting it is not quite right. There is another verb, {'ep}, which refers to eating food of this kind.

HQ 8.3:  (such as ... the bottom of a bowl where a few drops of milk remain after eating cereal). The word for the interior bottom of something is {bIS'ub}.

1) "duck pins" is a form of bowling with a smaller, hole-less ball and shorter, widely spaced pins;
2) Norm Duke is a pro-bowler, "the Tiger Woods of bowling".
3) "ten pin" is the normal form of bowling

Ca'Non Master of the Klingons

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