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Re: Klingon WOTD: Dub (v)

>This is the Klingon Word Of The Day for Friday, November 8, 2002.
>Klingon word:   Dub
>Part of Speech: verb
>Definition:     improve

As used in canon:

   SuvwI' vI' Dub naQvam 'ej ray' HopDaq bachlu'meH chuqna'
    ghurmoH naQvam
   This serves to steady the aim of a warrior and increase the
    effective range for distance targeting. S14

   DuraS tuq tlhIngan yejquv patlh luDub 'e' reH lunIDtaH
    DuraS be'nI'pu' lurSa' be'etor je.
   The sisters of the House of Duras, Lursa and B'Etor, are constantly
    seeking a higher standing for the House of Duras within the Klingon
    High Council. S26

Okrand discussed {Dub} briefly on startrek.klingon (10/20/98):

   The verb {rach} has been translated variously as "invigorate",
   "fortify", and "strengthen" ... When used in reference to a person,
   the verb {rach} suggests an improvement in health; when used in
   reference to an inanimate object, say, a mechanical device or the
   hull of a ship, {rach} also implies improvement or betterment.
   {rach} is to be distinguished from {tI'} "repair" in two ways:
     (1) {tI'} is generally not applied to living beings;
     (2) {tI'} suggests restoration to a previous state, not
         necessarily improvement.
   {rach} is also to be distinguished from {Dub} "improve", which seems
   to be used primarily when what is being enhanced is of a more abstract
   nature (as when one improves or increases one's status, skill,
   understanding, etc.).

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

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