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

Felix Malmenbeck (

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

Satlh is not used, but there is a mention of {wIjwI' jan}.

paq'raD, Canto 15, Stanza 2:

nItlhejbogh petaQmey
tInuD chaHvaD
nIb yan wIjwI' jan je

Look at these p'takhs at your side,
They don't know how to distinguish
A sword from a plough!

There are two mentions of the word {Hatlh} ("countryside"):

paq'raD, Canto 6, Stanza 1:

loDnI'Daj vavDaj je ja' qeylIS
nIteb peghoS
HatlhDaq peleng

Kahless tells his brother and father
to go their separate ways,
And travel the lands.

paq'raD, Canto 8,  Stanza 4:

Sepvetlh latlh DopDaq
Hatlh lengtaHvIS qeylIS
lutlhej tlhInganpu' Hem mI' nIb

On the other side of the land,
Kahless traveled the lands
With an equal number of proud Klingons.

From: Steven Boozer []
Sent: Monday, June 24, 2013 16:15
Subject: Re: [Tlhingan-hol] Klingon Word of the Day: Satlh

> 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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