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

Felix Malmenbeck (

> Cf. also the homophonous verb {mIp} "be rich".

I wonder to what extent {mIpHa'} works as "be poor".
It might actually be translated as "having lost wealth" or "failing to be wealthy".
Perhaps a particularly proud Klingon might be heard saying {jImIpHa'be'; jImIpQo'!}

From: Steven Boozer []
Sent: Friday, August 02, 2013 16:27
Subject: Re: [Tlhingan-hol] Klingon Word of the Day: mIp

> Klingon Word of the Day for Friday, August 02, 2013
> Klingon word: mIp
> Part of speech: noun
> Definition: wealth, richness

  DojneS mIplIj
  Your wealth is impressive, your honor. PK

Cf. also the homophonous verb {mIp} "be rich".

KGT 5:  Some houses (that is, lineages) are more wealthy and powerful than others.

KGT 36:  Klingon society is a stratified one. That is, there are clear distinctions between those with great wealth and influence and those with little or none. ... Some houses are particularly wealthy, controlling vast lands by means of armed forces loyal to the particular house.

Some useful money words:

HuchQeD                 economics ("money science") (n)

Huch                    money (n)
DarSeq          *darsek* [Klingon unit of currency] (n)
DeQ                     credit  [Federation unit of currency] (n)

qav'ap          rent, sum/amount (of money), value (n)
pop                     reward (n)
tev                     prize (n)
van'a'          award (n)
voHDajbo'               ransom, mortgage (n)

wagh                    be expensive (v)
qutlh           be cheap (v)
lo'laH          be valuable (v)
Qej                     [cherish?, hold dear?, regard as precious?] (v)

DIl                     pay for (n)
ngIp                    borrow, hire [rent] v)
noj                     lend (v)
wel                     owe (someone) (v)
rup                     fine, tax (v)

Feel free to add to this list.

BTW {Qej} comes from Monopoly and its exact translation hasn't been provided:

  Qo'noS romuluS je boSuqlaH. vabDot tera' Qejbogh
   DIvI' ram boSuqlaH
  Kronos, Romulus and even the puny Federation's
   precious Earth, are all up for grabs. MKE

Ca'Non Master of the Klingons

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