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

Steven Boozer (sboozer@uchicago.edu)



> Klingon word: ruQ
> Part of speech: verb
> Definition: control manually, by hand
> Source: TKD (106 KE, 141 EK)

~'eD:
>> Pun on Russian (or Czech or Serbian) word for hand: "ruka?"

AFAIK never used in a sentence.

{ruQ} may be a typo for {raQ} "manipulate by hand, handle" (or vice versa):

  betleH raQ 
  He/she controls a bat'leth. KGT

  Duj raQ 
  He/she controls the ship manually. KGT

KGT 79:  The closest to a general term in this realm may be the verb {raQ}, which means "manipulate by hand, handle". It can be applied to carving, sculpting, metalworking, and the like but is really much less specific, referring to activities that involve having some control over some object. For example, in addition to saying {betleH yan} (He/she wields a bat'leth), one could say {betleH raQ} (He/she controls a bat'leth). By extension, the term {raQ} is also used when referring to controlling a space vessel "manually" (that is, when the controls are manipulated directly by a person rather than a computer): {Duj raQ} (He/she controls the ship manually).

HQ 11.2:  Maltz thought that the best word for "operate (an aircraft)" was {'or} ... In general, {'or} would not be used to refer to the activities of the captain of a spacecraft, or even those of its helmsman, but Maltz said it could be used for the controlling of a shuttlecraft. He was comfortable translating {'or} as "pilot" (the verb)


SEE ALSO:
SeH 		control (v)
SeHlaw  	control panel, console (n)
 
  vISeHmeH Hoch nuHmey Qay!
  [Transfer] All weapons to my control. (Clipped) ST5


--
Voragh
Ca'Non Master of the Klingons


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