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Re: Klingon WOTD: ghup (verb)

Steven Boozer ([email protected])

>This is the Klingon Word Of The Day for Friday, November 18, 2005.
>Klingon word:   ghup
>Part of Speech: verb
>Definition:     swallow

Never used in a Klingon sentence.

Mention passim in KGT:

   Klingons typically gnaw ({choptaH}--literally, "continue biting")
   on the nut until it cracks open, and then they spit out ({tlhIS})
   the pieces of shell (occasionally at a nearby diner, as a gesture
   of sociability) before chewing and swallowing the rest. Similarly,
   they will usually gnaw on the hard pit of some fruits [...] until
   it can be chewed and swallowed, but it is not considered out of
   place to treat the pit as a shell and spit out the pieces. (KGT 89)

   Klingons tend to eat quickly, taking rather large amounts of food
   into their mouths and swallowing in big gulps. (KGT 100)

Note the pun "gulp" -- which Okrand actually mentions for once.

Related verbs include {noS} "nibble", {chop} "bite", {roS} "lick", {yIv} 
"chew" and Sop "eat".

Ca'Non Master of the Klingons

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