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

Steven Boozer (sboozer@uchicago.edu)



> Klingon word: pIH
> Part of speech: verb
>   Definition: be suspicious

  jIpIH 
  I am suspicious. KLS

Cp. {qagh Sopbe'} "He doesn't eat gagh!":
TKW 137:  Everyone loves *gagh*, so if one is not eating it, something must be wrong. This expression is used to mean that there is something wrong with someone or that someone is acting suspiciously... For Klingons...this is a rather mild dismissive remark, not a strong insult.

Similar words:

voqHa'	distrust (v)
nub 		be suspect (v)
-law' 	suspect that (et al.) (vb. suffix)

voq 		trust (v)
chun 		be innocent (v)
DIv 		be guilty (v)

N.B. Do not confuse {pIH} "be suspicious" with the verb {pIH} "expect".


--
Voragh
Ca'Non Master of the Klingons



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