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

Steven Boozer (

> 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)

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.


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.


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.

Ca'Non Master of the Klingons

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