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

Steven Boozer (

> Klingon Word of the Day for Tuesday, October 15, 2013
> Klingon word: bel
> Part of speech: verb
> Definition: be pleased

AFAIK the simple, unsuffixed verb {bel} has never been used in a sentenced.

KGT 71:  Among Klingons, pleasure is deemed quite unessential for one's well-being.

Related vocabulary:

belHa'  		be displeased (v)
belHa'moH  	displease (v)
belmoH  		please (v)

bel  			pleasure, joy (n)
belghach  		"pleasureness" (n) (a "marked term")
belpu'ghach  	"having been pleased" (n) (a "marked term")

  'utbe' bel 
  Pleasure is nonessential. TKW

  lenglIj lutebjaj lengwIjvaD bel rap, Sov [rap, ngoQ rap
   je] Danobpu'bogh
  May your journey be filled with the same joy, wisdom,
   and purpose you have given mine. (Frasier)

  Do I please you? (Do you like me?) PK

  tlhIHvaD paq chu' wImuch 'e' bochaw'mo' chequvmoH 'ej
   chebelmoH. lut'a'raj Dun laDlaHmeH tera'ngan, tera'Daq
   tlhIngan lut'a' paq wa'DIch wIchenmoHta', lut'a' 'oH
  It is a great honor and pleasure that you have allowed
   us to present you with the first Terran edition of your
   glorious epic, the *paq'batlh*.
  (Vincent Van Gerven Oei's speech at qepHom 10-DIch)

  lIbelmoH paqvam 'e' vItul 
  we hope that you will be pleased with the results
  (Vincent Van Gerven Oei's speech at qepHom 10-DIch)

Similar verbs:

parHa' 		like (v)
Quch 			be happy (v)
tIv 			enjoy (v)
tlhu'moH 		tempt (v)
yon 			be satisfied (v)
yonmoH 		satisfy (v)

QuchHa' 		be unhappy (v)
'IQ 			be sad (v)
'It 			be depressed (v)

Ca'Non Master of the Klingons

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