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

Steven Boozer (

> Klingon Word of the Day for Monday, November 11, 2013
> Klingon word: tlhuH
> Part of speech: verb
> Definition: breathe

I breathe. KGT

Suvbe'chugh SuvwI' tlhuHbe' SuvwI' 
If a warrior does not fight, he does not breathe. TKW

HQ12.4:8:  Air, for example, comes into and out of the nose or mouth. The word for "breath" is {tlhuH}, and that for "breathe" is also {tlhuH}. To breathe in, or inhale, is {pur}; to breathe out, or exhale, is {rech}. To breathe noisily, or wheeze, is {jev}. ... To breathe even more noisily, or snore, is {wuD}.

Note the slang verb {tlhuH} "be exhilarated, be stimulated, be invigorated": 

KGT 165:  Literally meaning "breathe", this word is used in such expressions as {jItlhuH} ("I am exhilarated, it's exhilarating to me"; literally, "I breathe"). Perhaps a near equivalent in standard Klingon is {Sey} ("be excited").

Related verbs:

Hob 		yawn
ruq 		belch
tlhov 	wheeze
chuy 		sneeze
largh 	smell, sense odors

pIl 		be stimulated, be inspired, be motivated

Ca'Non Master of the Klingons

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