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Re: Klingon WOTD: mupwI'Hom (n)

>This is the Klingon Word Of The Day for Friday, August 16, 2002.
>Klingon word:   mupwI'Hom
>Part of Speech: noun
>Definition:     mallet (for musical instruments)

Never used in a sentence, but described by Okrand in KGT (pp.74-75):

   The general term for a percussion instrument of any kind is {'In}.
   [...] Other members of this group of instruments are hit with a stick
   of some kind. The stick often resembles a small hammer; when it does,
   it is termed {mupwI'Hom} (literally, "small striker"). A plain stick
   is a {naQHom} (literally, "small cane" or "small staff"). To strike
   the instrument with a stick is to {moq} ("beat") the instrument. The
   {'In} itself may be made entirely of metal (in which case it might be
   described as a bell, though in Klingon it is simply termed {baS 'In},
   or "metal {'In}") or entirely of wood ({Sor Hap 'In}, "wood {'In}").
   One kind of {Sor Hap 'In} is a tube, open on both ends, with a
   longitudinal slit extending not quite to either end. It is hit with a

Related words are the noun {mupwI'} "hammer" and the verb {mup} "impact, 

Ca'Non Master of the Klingons

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