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Re: Klingon WOTD: chaq (adverb)

Steven Boozer (

>This is the Klingon Word Of The Day for Thursday, May 17, 2007.
>Klingon word:   chaq
>Part of Speech: adverb
>Definition:     perhaps

Used in canon:

   chaq SoHvo' vay' vIje' vIneH
   [Perhaps I want to buy something from you. (untranslated)] PK

   De' lI' Sovlu'DI' chaq Do'Ha'
   Knowledge of useful information may be unfortunate. PK

   yIlop! wa'leS chaq maHegh!
   Celebrate! Tomorrow we may die! TKW

   Heghtay lulop latlh tlhInganpu'. Heghtay luloptaHvIS chaH chaq bey
    SeQ lujach
   other Klingons may perform a ceremonial howl or yell as part of the
    Klingon death ritual. S31

   boq lucherDI' tlhIngan wo' romuluS Hov wo' je So'wI' cham Suqpu' tlhIngan
    wo'.  chaq tampu'. chaq romuluSnganpu'vaD pIvghor cham lunobpu' 
   Cloaking technology was gained through an alliance with the Romulan Star
    Empire, possibly in exchange for Warp Drive technology. S33

Related vocabulary:

{ghaytan} likely (adv.)

{qIt} = {DuH} "be possible" (vb.)

{-law'} "it seems (to be), apparently, seemingly, I think that, I suspect 
that" (vb. sfx.)

Ca'Non Master of the Klingons

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