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

Steven Boozer (sboozer@uchicago.edu)



> Klingon Word of the Day for Wednesday, October 30, 2013
> 
> Klingon word: yab
> Part of speech: noun
> Definition: mind, brain

targhlIj yab tIn law' no'lI' Hoch yabDu' tIn puS 
Your *targ* has a bigger brain than all your
 ancestors put together! PK

yab matlh muvchuqghach Sorgh vay' 'e' vIbotjaj. 
Let me not to the marriage of true minds admit
 impediments. (Sonnet 116)

muvchuqmeH yabmaj porghmaj je
  muvchuqqa'meH porgh qa' je
  moQbara' tonSaw' DIlo'jaj
Let us join our mind and body
  In the forms of the *mok'bara*,
  To reunite body and soul  (PB, paq'raD, Canto 3)

"Brain and brain! What is brain?!" (Kara, TOS "Spock's Brain")  Well, there's also {QoghIj}:

KGT 88:  Some of the other commonly eaten parts include ... {QoghIj} ("brain"; another word, {yab}, also means "brain" as an organ, but in addition it means "mind, intellect" and is not used in reference to food)


KGT 149:  The verb {Dach} literally means "be absent", but when applied to a person who is obviously present or otherwise accounted for, it is usually interpreted to mean that the person's mind has wandered. It does not mean absent-minded, which involves forgetfulness. Rather, it means that the person is, for whatever reason, not focusing on the task at hand. Nonslang equivalents are {qImHa'} (not pay attention) and {buSHa'} (not focus [on], ignore).

{Qab} (theragen), when diluted with alcohol, deadens certain nerve endings in the brain, making it an effective defense against insanity caused by the deteriorating effects of interspace. Someone who has taken the derivative could be hit by full phaser stun and won't feel it. (TOS "The Tholian Web")


Other words:

qa' 		spirit (n)
qawHaq 	memory banks (n)


--
Voragh
Ca'Non Master of the Klingons



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