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Re: Klingon WOTD: nenghep (n)

>This is the Klingon Word Of The Day for Wednesday, December 4, 2002.
>Klingon word:   nenghep
>Part of Speech: noun
>Definition:     Age of Ascension
>Additional Notes:
>TKD Addendum, TKW p. 205.
>The fifteenth year of a Klingon's life ("Icarus Factor" [TNG]).

   "Most older children drop the {-oy} around the time of their Age
    of Ascension, though some continue to use it even after that,
    especially when addressing the parent of the opposite sex."
    (KGT 198)

{nenghep} in canon:

   qaSDI' nenghep, qa' patlh chu' chav tlhIngan SuvwI'
   The Age of Ascension marks a new level of spiritual attainment
   by a Klingon warrior. S9

   'oy'naQ Dalo'be'chugh not nenghep lop puq
   If you don't use the painstik, the child will never celebrate
   his Age of Ascension. TKW

Voragh                            "All the meaning is in the context."
Ca'Non Master of the Klingons           (Ilya Kabakov, Russian artist)

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