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Re: [Tlhingan-hol] Klingon Word of the Day: taq'ev

Steven Boozer (sboozer@uchicago.edu)



> Klingon Word of the Day for Wednesday, November 13, 2013
> 
> Klingon word: taq'ev
> Part of speech: noun
> Definition: Take'ev (city or region)

KGT 22:  Speaking in a manner that is sort of between that of the Krotmag region and {ta' Hol} are the peoples of Tak'ev ({taq'ev}), who, though still a minority population, greatly outnumber the residents of Krotmag. These people maintain the distinction between /b/ and /m/ but pronounce the /b/ as if it were /mb/; that is, starting off as the /m/ sound but ending up at a /b/. Similarly, /D/ is pronounced more like /nD/ (or, more accurately, /ND/). Thus {ba'} ("sit") would be pronounced more like {mba'}; {Hub} ("defend") would sound like {Humb}; {Du'} ("farm") would be {NDu'}; {HoD} ("captain") would be {HoND}; and {Dub} ("improve") would be {NDumb}. The nasal vowel quality found in the Krotmag region is characteristic of Tak'ev speech as well.


Does Tak'ev {taq'ev} - or Krotmag {Qotmagh} for that matter - show up in the paq'batlh?


--
Voragh
Ca'Non Master of the Klingons




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