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

Steven Boozer (

> Klingon Word of the Day for Tuesday, October 29, 2013
> Klingon word: qung
> Part of speech: noun
> Definition: hole in a musical instrument (wind instruments; not stringed
> ones)
> Source: HQ:v10n2p8

qung wejDIch qew 
cover the third hole (in a musical instrument)
 with the (tip of the) ring finger. (HQ 10.2:7)

qung wejDIch HengmeH qewwI' lo' 
(in order) to finger the third hole, he/she
 uses the ring finger. (HQ 10.2:7)

N.B.  the use of the "finger verb".

MO to 'ISqu' (1/02/2012):  "hole" (like a hole in the ground) is {QemjIq}. This can also be used for the hollow in a tree. {qung}, the word for hole in a musical instrument, can't be used for a hole in the ground, but it could be used for a bullet hole or a hole in a shirt (including buttonholes, moth holes, accidental rips, etc.) or a hole in the roof. You can fill ({teb}) a {QemjIq}, but not a {qung}.

Mandarin Chinese: "Pinyin *kong* ("hole") is pronounced with the same [u] sound as Klingon {qung}" (André Müller, 12/21/2012) 

Useful words:

vegh 		go through (something) (v)
vel  		cover, coat, mask (v)

Ca'Non Master of the Klingons

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