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Re: Klingon WOTD: Qav (verb)

Steven Boozer ([email protected])

>This is the Klingon Word Of The Day for Thursday, November 10, 2005.
>Klingon word:   Qav
>Part of Speech: verb
>Definition:     be final, last

Used in canon:

   <<'eb Qav>> jatlhpu'.
   He said, "Last call!"  CK

   veH Qav 'oH logh'e'
   space--the final frontier  DS99

Explained in canon:

   On the other extreme, when {-DIch} is attached to {Hoch} ("all"),
   the resulting word, {HochDIch} ("allth") is used as an alternate
   for {Qav} ("be final, last") to refer to the final one of a series
   whose members either were counted or could have been counted, as
   in {pIpyuS pach HochDIch DaSoppu'} ("You've eaten the last pipius
   claw"). The word also may be used to describe the final step of a
   process. Speaking of the Rite of Ascension, one might say {'oy'naQ
   Dachu'Ha'DI' mIw HochDIch Data'} ("When you turn the painstik off,
   you accomplish the last step").  [KGT 177]

Cf. also {veb} "be next" and a possibly antonym {nung} "precede".

Ca'Non Master of the Klingons

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