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

Steven Boozer ([email protected])

> Klingon Word of the Day for Thursday, September 04, 2014
> Klingon word: puq poH
> Part of speech: noun
> Definition: generation

qaStaHvIS wa'maH puq poHmey, wo'rIv betleH ghaj qorDu'Daj 
Worf's bat'telh has been in his family for ten generations. S8

qaStaHvIS wej puq poHmey vav puqloDpu' puqloDpu'chaj je
 quvHa'moH vav quvHa'ghach 
The dishonor of the father dishonors his sons and their sons
 for three generations. TKW

HQ 12.2 p.8:  Generally, one expresses the end of a stretch of time by using a verb rather than a noun. That is, one says "when the month ends" rather than "at the end of the month". The verb for this kind of end is {Dor}.

See also:

bov 			era (n)
  qeylIS bov 		the era of Kahless (PB)
  qeylIS bov nubwI' 	before the era of Kahless (PB)

poH  			period of time (n)

DIS poH 		[a period of years]
  vatlh DIS poH    	century
  SaD DIS poH	  	millennium
  netlh DIS poH   	myriad (period of 10,000 years)

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