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Re: Klingon WOTD: Sey (verb)

Steven Boozer (

>This is the Klingon Word Of The Day for Wednesday, May 30, 2007.
>Klingon word:   Sey
>Part of Speech: verb
>Definition:     be excited

Never used in canon.

See also {SeymoH} "excite".

As used in canon:

   SeymoH QeH
   Anger excites. TKW -

Trek notes:

   Kirk wondered if any of them had fallen to a {SeymoH} blade in
   the hands of a jealous lover. (Shatner, "Ashes of Eden")

Discussed by Okrand:

   Though one occasionally hears someone say {QoQ tIv} ("He/she enjoys
   [the] music") or {bom tIv} ("He/she enjoys the song"), music is not
   really considered something that causes pleasure. Among Klingons,
   pleasure is deemed quite unessential for one's well-being. More
   frequently, the appreciation of music is expressed in terms of some-
   thing that music does to the listener rather than in terms of the
   listener's reaction. Thus, music is said to embolden ({jaqmoH}),
   excite ({SeymoH}), encourage ({tungHa'}), or to stimulate or inspire
   ({pIlmoH}).  (KGT 71)

Related verbs:

{bIt} "be nervous, uneasy" and {tlhuH} "be exhilarated, stimulated, 
invigorated (slang)".

Antonyms include {jot} "be calm".

Ca'Non Master of the Klingons

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