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Re: Klingon WOTD: SIq (verb)

Steven Boozer (sboozer@uchicago.edu)



>This is the Klingon Word Of The Day for Friday, May 18, 2007.
>
>Klingon word:   SIq
>Part of Speech: verb
>Definition:     use the index finger
>
>Additional Notes:
>HolQeD 10:2, p. 7, "A Friend of Maltz: {nItlhDu' yaDDu' je}.

Used in canon (all examples from HQ 10.2):

SeHlaw SIq
touch the control panel with the index finger
("which presumably would activate or alter the operation of some device or 
other, already known in the conversation")

maghwI'Daq jISIq
I point at the traitor with my index finger.
I point out the traitor with my index finger.

ghIchwIj vISIq
I touch my nose with my index finger.

ghIchwIjDaq jISIq
I point at my nose with my index finger.

ghIchwIjDaq jISIq'egh
I pick my nose with my index finger.

maghwI'Daq SIq naQjej
The spear points at the traitor.
He/she points at the traitor with his/her spear.

maghwI'Daq SIq naQjejwIj
my spear points at the traitor.
I point at the traitor with my spear.

maghwI'Daq SIqmeH naQjejwIj lo' SuvwI'
The warrior uses my spear to point at the traitor.
The warrior points at the traitor with my spear.

Related verbs:

{Heng} "finger holes in a musical instrument"

The other finger verbs are {Sen} and {rIl} "use the thumb", {qay} "use the 
second finger", {qew} "use the ring finger", {qan} "use the pinkie/little 
finger".

Related nouns:

{nItlh} finger

{SIqwI'} index finger, first finger ["thing which is used in an index 
finger-like manner" (HQ 10.2:7)

PUN:

Lake Skaneateles, one of the Finger Lakes in New York state (with the 
helping vowel /I/)



--
Voragh
Ca'Non Master of the Klingons






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