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Re: [Tlhingan-hol] Klingon Word of the Day: pa' beb

Ruben Molina (rmolina@gmail.com)



On Sun, May 26, 2013 at 9:01 AM, qurgh lungqIj <qurgh@wizage.net> wrote:
> Klingon Word of the Day for Sunday, May 26, 2013
>
> Klingon word: pa' beb
> Part of speech: noun
> Definition: ceiling of top story room
> Source:

Source: startrek.klingon (Usenet) 1998-12-07, HolQeD 8(1):7–12, HolQeD 8(3):2–4

« Similarly, though in general {rav'eq} <ceiling> refers to the
ceiling of a room that has a room above it, it may also be used for
the ceiling of a room on the top floor, even though there is no
corresponding {rav} and no {tlhoy' SaS}. On occasion, though, the
ceiling of the top floor is called {pa' beb}, literally <room's roof>
(from {pa'} <room> plus {beb} <roof>). The term {beb} refers to the
covering on top of a structure. »

— « Maltz Online », HolQeD 8(1):7–12
     (reprint from: startrek.klingon (Usenet), 1998-12-07)

« There are two special terms for the top of a room, or "ceiling."
{rav'eq} refers to the ceiling of any room (though, more narrowly, it
refers to the ceiling of a room that has a room above it, as in a
multistory structure); {pa' beb} refers specifically to the ceiling of
a room which is on the top (or only) story of a structure. It is
possible to use {'aqroS} to refer to a ceiling, though the other two
terms are more common. »

— « matlh juppu' mu'mey », HolQeD 8(3):2–4

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