tlhIngan-Hol Archive: Tue Dec 30 07:25:58 2014

Back to archive top level

To this year's listing



[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next]

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

Steven Boozer (sboozer@uchicago.edu)



> Klingon Word of the Day for Tuesday, December 30, 2014
> 
> Klingon word: Qatlh
> Part of speech: verb
> Definition: be complex
> Source: TKD

qIpmeH Qatlh'a' 
Difficult to hit? (ST5)

wIqIpmeH Qatlh'a' 
Difficult to hit? (ST5 Notes)

Qatlhqu' 
Most difficult. (ST5)

motlh ray' luSamlaHmeH De' Qatlh cha' tlhIngan Duj jIH'a' 
The main viewer on a Klingon ship is usually overlaid with
 a complex target acquisition grid. (SP3)


KGT 159:  the verb suffix {-qu'}, which is used for emphasis (compare {Qatlh}, "difficult", and {Qatlhqu'}, "very difficult").

TKD 59:  As in any language, Klingon sentences range from the very simple and straightforward to the very complex and convoluted.

CULTURAL NOTES:

KGT 179:  For example, among Klingons, a task that is difficult ({Qatlh}) is more highly valued than one that is easy ({ngeD}).

KGT 75:  Wind instruments ... range from the simple flute or fife ({Dov'agh}), generally crafted from a bone, to the highly complex {meSchuS}. This is a very large instrument, not at all easily moved from place to place, which consists of a network of interlocking tubes.

SEE ALSO:

let 		hard (as a rock) (v)
nap 		be simple (v)
ngeD 		be easy (v)

Don't confuse with the noun {Qatlh} "slime devil (animal)" -- e.g. {DenIb Qatlh} Denebian slime devil.


--
Voragh
Ca'Non Master of the Klingons



_______________________________________________
Tlhingan-hol mailing list
Tlhingan-hol@kli.org
http://mail.kli.org/mailman/listinfo/tlhingan-hol



Back to archive top level