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Re: Klingon WOTD: Sov (verb)

Steven Boozer (

>This is the Klingon Word Of The Day for Monday, May 21, 2007.
>Klingon word:   Sov
>Part of Speech: verb
>Definition:     know

As used in canon:

I don't know. TKD

qama'pu' DIHoH 'e' luSov
They know we kill prisoners. TKD

qama'pu' DIHoH net Sov
One knows we kill prisoners. TKD

De' Sov qar'a' HoD
De' Sov HoD qar'a'
The captain knows the information, right? TKD

jIHtaHbogh naDev vISovbe'
I'm lost. TKD

HoD, naDev maH 'e' luSovbe'
Captain, they don't know we're here. (ST5 notes)

tugh luSovbej
They will in a moment. (ST5 notes)

Daq Sovbejbe'taH qIrq
Kirk cannot know the location... ST6

Are you sure [of that]? ST6

naDev vay' DaSov'a'
Do you know anyone here? CK

naDev vay' vISovbe'
I don't know anyone here. CK

lut tlhaQ DaSov'a'
Do you know any funny stories? PK

DaqwIj vISovbe'
I am lost ("I do not know my location") PK

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

bISovbejbe'DI' tImer
When in doubt, surprise them. TKW

loS... qIb HeHDaq, 'u' SepmeyDaq Sovbe'lu'bogh lenglu'meH He ghoSlu'bogh 
retlhDaq 'oHtaH
It waits... on the edge of the galaxy, beside a passage to unknown regions 
of the universe. DS99

qagh largh SuvwI' ghung. Sum qagh 'e' Sov
The hungry warrior smells the gagh. He/she knows the gagh is nearby. (HQ 

tlhIngan Hol Dajatlh 'e' vISov
I know that you speak Klingon" ( 7/01/97)

Discussed by Okrand:

"The slang word [na'], a verb, is used in such constructions as jIna' ("I 
am positive [about something I just said]"; literally, "I am salty"] and 
bIna''a' ("Are you sure?"; literally, "Are you salty?"). These kinds of 
meanings may be expressed without using slang by employing such verbs as 
Honbe' (not doubt) or Sovbej (know for certain). See also bej, a slang term 
with similar meaning." (KGT 157)

Related verbs:

{ghov} recognize; {tlhoj} realize; {yaj} understand; {po'} be 
expert/skilled; {Qub} think; {na'} be sure, be definite, be positive, be 
certain (slang)

Antonym: {jIv} be ignorant

>     Sov (noun) - knowledge

Also "wisdom" (Frasier).  As used in canon:

   lenglIj lutebjaj lengwIjvaD bel rap, Sov [rap, ngoQ rap je] Danobpu'bogh
   May your journey be filled with the same joy, wisdom, and purpose you 
have given mine. (Frasier)

Related nouns:

{qech} idea; {nger} theory; {De'} data, information; {ngoD} fact; {vuD} opinion

{QeD} science; {paQDI'norgh} teachings; {leSSov} foresight

Ca'Non Master of the Klingons

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