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Re: [Tlhingan-hol] Klingon Word of the Day: 'IqnaH QaD

Steven Boozer (

> Klingon Word of the Day for Friday, November 22, 2013
> Klingon word: 'IqnaH QaD
> Part of speech: noun
> Definition: dry mucus, booger
> Source:

HQ 12.4 p.8-9:  If one were to {chuy} "sneeze", one would likely eject {'IqnaH} "mucus" (or sometimes {'IgnaH QaD} "dry mucus"). If {tlhepQe'} "saliva" is produced, one is said to {tIl} "salivate". If the {tlhepQe'} involuntarily escapes one's lips and dribbles down one's chin, one is said to {bol} "drool". To intentionally eject the {tlhepQe'} from one's mouth is to {tuy'} "spit". Maltz pointed out that a similar verb, {tlhIS} "spit out", is used to refer to spitting out things other than saliva, such as parts of food that are not swallowed or teeth. If what one spits out is basically liquid, such as a mixture of saliva and mucus, {tuy'} would be used; for spitting out a mixture of saliva and something that is basically solid, {tlhIS} would be more appropriate.

'IgnaH 	"hanky" backwards
tlhepQe' 	"expectorate" (i.e. *{'eQpetlh}) backwards?
tuy'   	"ptui!" (interjection for the sound of spitting)
chuy   	"achoo!" (interjection for the sound of sneezing)

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