tlhIngan-Hol Archive: Fri Oct 25 12:43:48 2002
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Re: Klingon WOTD: SuSDeq (n)
>This is the Klingon Word Of The Day for Friday, October 25, 2002.
>Klingon word: SuSDeq
>Part of Speech: noun
>Definition: windbag, bellows
>Additional Notes: KGT.
A description of this class of musical instrument appears in KGT (pp. 75-76):
A third category of Klingon instrument is the SuSDeq, the "windbag"
or "bellows" type. A SuSDeq has a flexible bag, usually made of
animal skin, which is alternately filled with and emptied of air.
This air passes over strips of various materials (joQmey), which
vibrate as the air goes by, producing the musical tones. For one
form of SusDeq, the may'ron, the player stretches the bag out to
fill it with air and squeezes it together to empty it while directing
the flow of air by pressing buttons mounted on boards on either end
of the bag, much like an accordion. To finger the may'ron--that is,
to push the buttons--is to Heng, the same word applied to the meSchuS.
To alternately squeeze and stretch out the bag part of the may'ron is
to rey. Another type of SuSDeq, the DIron, resembles and is played
much like bagpipes. The verb that means "squeeze the bag part of the
DIron," usually with the elbow, is qeb.
Ca'Non Master of the Klingons