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

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On 12/23/2014 10:23 AM, Steven Boozer wrote:
Klingon Word of the Day for Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Klingon word: Duq
Part of speech: noun
Definition: bowl (small)
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.
I've always considered stew, porridge, and chili as good examples of {chatlhmey}, and "slurp" as a good translation of {'ep}.


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