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Re: [Tlhingan-hol] Klingon Word of the Day: jaqmoH

Steven Boozer (

> Klingon Word of the Day for Tuesday, August 20, 2013
> Klingon word: jaqmoH
> Part of speech: verb
> Definition: embolden

KGT 71:  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 something 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}).

Cf. {jaq} "be bold" (v)

KGT 165:  Nonslang equivalents for {Sub} [be brave, be heroic, be bold, be valiant, be intrepid (slang)] are {yoH} (be brave) and {jaq} (be bold), which can be used pretty much interchangeably.

  la' jaq law' yaS jaq puS 
  The commander is bolder than the officer. TKD

  la' jaq law' Hoch jaq puS 
  The commander is boldest of all. TKD

Related words:

jeQ 			be self-confident (v)
Doch 			be rude (v)
tlhIv 		be insubordinate (v)

qajunpaQ 		courage, audacity (n)
toDuj 		courage, bravery (n)

Ca'Non Master of the Klingons

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