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

Steven Boozer (sboozer@uchicago.edu)



> Klingon Word of the Day for Monday, June 24, 2013
> 
> Klingon word: Satlh
> Part of speech: noun
> Definition: agriculture

AFAIK never used in a sentence.  Is there any agricultural terminology used in the {paq'batlh}?

KGT 89:  Agriculture ({Satlh}) is practiced to a certain extent, though it is common to gather uncultivated plants as well. Fruit or vegetables that come from a farm ({Du'}) are called either {naH} alone or {Du' naH} (farm fruit or vegetable or produce); the wild variety is termed {naH tlhab} (literally, "free fruit or vegetable"). The verb {yob} (harvest) is used to refer to gathering up plants or plant parts, whether from a field ({yotlh}) that has been sown or out in the wild. The verb meaning "farm" is {wIj}; that meaning "plant" (referring to vegetation of any kind) is {poch}. One may say {Sor poch} (He/she plants a tree), {lav poch} (He/she plants a shrub), and even {naH poch} (He/she plants fruit or vegetables), referring to the ultimate use of the plant as a food source... Klingons generally {Sep} (breed) small animals such as {gharghmey} (worms).

The Ketha lowlands on Kronos are a generally impoverished area dominated by agriculture.  They are the birthplace of General Martok. (DS9 "Once More Unto the Breach")

Related words:

naH 		fruit/vegetable (n)
tIr 		grain (n)
Sor 		tree (n)
lav 		bush (n)
tI 		vegetation (n)
yotlh		field (n)

poch 		plant (v)
yob 		harvest (v)
wIj		farm (v)

--
Voragh
Ca'Non Master of the Klingons



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