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

Steven Boozer (

> 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)

Ca'Non Master of the Klingons

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