tlhIngan-Hol Archive: Wed May 22 10:28:13 2002

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Re: Klingon WOTD: poch (v)

>This is the Klingon Word Of The Day for Wednesday, May 22, 2002.
>Klingon word:   poch
>Part of Speech: verb
>Definition:     plant

Never used in a complete sentence.

"Agriculture (Satlh) is practiced to a certain extent, though it is common 
to gather uncultivated plants as well. Fruit or vegetables that come from a 
farm (Du') are called either {naH} alone or {Du' naH} ('farm fruit or 
vegetable' or 'produce'); the wild variety is termed {naH tlhab} 
(literally, 'free fruit or vegetable'). The verb {yob} (harvest) is used to 
refer to gathering up plants or plant parts, whether from a field (yotlh) 
that has been sown or out in the wild. The verb meaning 'farm' is {wIj}; 
that meaning 'plant' (referring to vegetation of any kind) is {poch}. One 
may say {Sor poch} (He/she plants a tree), {lav poch} (He/she plants a 
shrub), and even {naH poch} (He/she plants fruit or vegetables), referring 
to the ultimate use of the plant as a food source." (KGT p.89)

Something else you can plant is {tIr} "grain".  The most general noun is 
{tI}, meaning "vegetation".

Ca'Non Master of the Klingons

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