tlhIngan-Hol Archive: Thu Oct 07 08:37:38 1999

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Re: Mu'mey chu'

On Thu, 07 Oct 1999 08:43:24 -0500 SuSvaj 
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> Alright, enough already!  For those of us who do not have the HolQed issue,
> would someone PLEASE list the new words and their meanings!!!
> SuSvaj

The following is NOT intended to replace HolQeD as a source of 
definitions for these words. For anyone who doesn't have 
HolQeD, it is better for you to get it and read Okrand's 
extended descriptions of these words. I'm definitely 
interpreting and abbreviating these descriptions here.

I hope to update the New Words List this weekend, if possible. 
Definitely, after the 20th, it gets major attention. Until then:

bIS'ub - bottom (interior) (n) Example is the bottom surface of 
the inside of a box.

ghal - be jealous (of), envy (v) Examples show it used both with 
and without a direct object. That implies that you cannot use it 
adjectivally. Use {-bogh} for that.

ghIq - then, subsequently (adv). Note that this is not a 
conjunction, though you can use it in conjunction with a 
conjunction [grin]. You can't join sentences with it alone. Use 
it like any other adverbial. It only refers to the sequential 
sense of "then".

pIq - period of time from now (n) Consider its relationship with 
{poH} to be the same as the relationship between {jaj} and 
{leS}. It follows the noun specifying the period of time 
involved, as in {cha' tup pIq} meaning "two minutes from 

pIrmuS - bottom (exterior) (n) Example is the bottom exterior 
surface of a box.

ret - period of time ago (n) It is to {poH} what {Hu'} is to 
{jaj}. It follows the noun specifying the length of the time 
period. [I'll probably remember it by thinking of "Gone With the 

tlhoy - overly, to an excessive degree, excessively, too much 
(adv) Note that this modifies the VERB and not any NOUN of a 
sentence. It refers to an action that is excessive and not that 
the action involves too many or too much of a noun. See {'Iq}. 
[Also note the pun with "cloy", a word not in common 
English vocabulary, but perfect for this definition.]

waQ - months from now (n)

wen - months ago (n) [note pun potential for "when"]

yor - top (exterior) (n) Example is the exterior top surface of 
a box. [I'm amazed that he didn't make this word an obvious pun, 
given the fun he likely would have with box tops, which one 
saves for valuable prizes. If this is a pun, it escapes me.]

yuvtlhe' - lid, cover, cap (n) This is a removable top from a 
container. [Note the obvious pun based upon the instructions on 
child-proof medicine bottles.]

'aqroS - top (interior) (n) We already had this word, but the 
definition is expanded to be the word one might use to describe 
the underside of a table top were you sitting under it. The word 
would be very uncommonly used to describe a ceiling, though the 
two other terms we have for "ceiling" would be much more 
commonly used.

'Iq - be too many, be too much (v) Examples show it used 
adjectivally. [note obvious pun]

I hope this is helpful.


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