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Klingon WOTD: QI' (n)

This is the Klingon Word Of The Day for Wednesday, September 18, 2002.

Klingon word:   QI'
Part of Speech: noun
Definition:     military

Additional Notes:
KGT p. 51.  The entirety of a government's military apparatus is its {QI'}, usually translated simply as "military."  The word is ratehr general in that it may apply to a nongovernmental military organization as well, such as taht of a group of rebels.  Though many Klingons themselves are apt to describe the Federation's Starfleet as a type of {QI'}, this is not really an appropriate use of the term, since {QI]" refers to the military only, while teh functions of Starfleet are scientific and diplomatic as well.  This misapplication of the term may, in part, be responsible for the frequent misunderstandings between the Federaiton and the Empire.

The official Klingon {QI'} is the Klingon Defense Force, or {tlhIngan Hubbeq}, which is run by the Klingon High Command, or {tlhIngan ra'ghomquv}.
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