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

Steven Boozer (sboozer@uchicago.edu)



> Klingon word: megh
> Part of speech: noun
> Definition: lunch

AFAIK never used in a Klingon sentence.

There don't seem to be separate verbs meaning to breakfast, have lunch, dine, have a midnight snack, etc.  The idiom is likely *{megh Sop} "eat lunch", modeled on:

  'uQ wISoppu'DI' maja'chuq 
  We will talk after dinner. PK
 

KGT 100:  Klingons tend to eat quickly, taking rather large amounts of food into their mouths and swallowing in big gulps. This is true of food eaten at any of the four daily meals ({nIQ} [breakfast], {megh} [lunch], {'uQ} [dinner], and {ghem} [usually translated as "midnight snack", but really a late-night meal of some substance]), as well as food eaten at any other time.

KGT 103:  At many restaurants, it is possible to order food packaged in boxes to be eaten elsewhere. This sort of food is called {leng Soj} (voyage food). The term {leng} (voyage) may be applied to any specific meal--for example, {leng megh} (voyage lunch). 

PUN:
ghem "midnight snack" backwards!

Related words:

DungluQ 	noon (n)
pemjep 	midday (n)
pov 		afternoon (n)


--
Voragh
Ca'Non Master of the Klingons



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