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Re: Klingon WOTD: taymoH (verb)

Steven Boozer (sboozer@uchicago.edu)



>This is the Klingon Word Of The Day for Saturday, May 19, 2007.
>
>Klingon word:   taymoH
>Part of Speech: verb
>Definition:     civilize

Never used in canon.

Related words:

{tay} be civilized (v.); {tay} "ceremony, rite, ritual" (n.); {tayqeq} 
"civilization"

Qov once made a shrewd observation on the link between ritual {tay} and 
civilization {tayqeq}:

   "Apparently while our definition of maturity is cities (CIVilization),
    theirs is ritual ({nentay}, {Heghtay}, {muvtay})."

But I wonder whether {tay} "be civilized" might be derived from {tay'} "be 
together, be united".

Related verbs:

{SeQ} "be formal, ritualistic, ceremonial"; {Hach} "be developed (e.g. a 
civilization)"; {'Itlh} "be advanced, highly developed"; {lutlh} "be primitive"




--
Voragh
Ca'Non Master of the Klingons






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