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Re: Klingon WOTD: poH (verb)

Steven Boozer ([email protected])

>This is the Klingon Word Of The Day for Tuesday, November 15, 2005.
>Klingon word:   poH
>Part of Speech: verb
>Definition:     time

Never used in canon.

>     poH (noun) - period of time

   poH nI'
   a long time (KGT 121)

{poH} as an element in the nouns {HovpoH} "Stardate", {leSpoH} "shore 
leave", {nIbpoH} "deja vu" and in the noun phrases {puq poH} "generation", 
{vatlh DIS poH} "century", {netlh DIS poH} "myriad, a period of 10,000 years".

Note the related time nouns {pIq} "period of time from now" and {ret} 
"period of time ago".  These words follow more specific time units.  For 

   cha' tup pIq
   two minutes from now

   cha' tup ret
   two minutes ago

See Okrand's explanation in HolQeD 8.3 for more details.

Ca'Non Master of the Klingons

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