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Re: Klingon WOTD: ghoQ (verb)

Steven Boozer ([email protected])

>This is the Klingon Word Of The Day for Tuesday, November 22, 2005.
>Klingon word:   ghoQ
>Part of Speech: verb
>Definition:     be fresh, just killed (meat)

   The word {ghoQ}, in its most narrow usage, applies to just-killed meat.
   [KGT 35]

>KGT p.85.  Other than that which is served alive, the best meat is {ghoQ} 
>("fresh, just killed").

   The word {Qop} ... is also used to mean "be dead", but only in reference
   to an animal that one was expecting to eat live. If a bowl of dead {qagh}
   (gagh, serpent worms) is placed before a Klingon, the disappointed diner
   will probably criticize the cook for preparing {qagh Qop} ("dead gagh").
   [KGT 163]

Note the noun phrases:

   {Hol ghoQ}     "slang" (lit. "fresh language")

   {mu'mey ghoQ}  "slang" (lit. "fresh words")

>Additional Notes:
>See also {baQ}.

   A vegetable or fruit that is {baQ} ("fresh, just picked, just fallen
   off the plant"), on the other hand, is not as favored as one that is
   {DeH} ("ripe", though "overripe" might be closer to the mark)...
   [KGT 85]

Ca'Non Master of the Klingons

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