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Re: Klingon WOTD: gham (noun)

Steven Boozer (sboozer@uchicago.edu)



>This is the Klingon Word Of The Day for Sunday, May 13, 2007.
>
>Klingon word:   gham
>Part of Speech: noun
>Definition:     limb (of an animal)
>
>Additional Notes:
>KGT p. 42: The archaic words tend to come up in conversations about 
>food.  For example, the usual word for the leg of an animal, when prepared 
>as food, is {gham} ("limb"), the same word used for the leg of the living 
>animal.  A leg served as food at a banquet in an upper-class household, 
>however, is likely to be called a {HaJDob}, an old word for "limb."
>
>KGT p. 88, as food.

"Food-preparation knives, of which there are many types, come in different 
sizes and shapes for different cutting tasks... For finer work (such as 
making the slits in limbs needed to extract veins), a small {SIjwI'} 
(literally, 'slitter') is commonly employed." (KGT 97)

"In the Mekro'vak region, for example, a common courtship ritual requires 
the male to use the leg of a *lingta* [{lIngta'}] to forcefully ({pe'vIl}) 
sweep away ({bI'chu'}) whatever is on the dinner table before declaring his 
feelings to the female." (KGT 112)

Related nouns:

{namwech} "paw"

N.B. use {DeS} "arm" & {'uS} "leg" for people

Pun:

"gam" (slang for "woman's leg")



--
Voragh
Ca'Non Master of the Klingons






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