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

Steven Boozer ([email protected])

> Klingon Word of the Day for Friday, September 19, 2014
> Klingon word: polHa'
> Part of speech: verb
> Definition: discard

  pollaH pagh polHa'laH 
  can either keep it or discard it 

KGT 116f.:  This is a way to say "The matter is unimportant" or "It does not make any difference". The phrase is usually used in response to someone who expresses a concern about something, and the it in the translation refers to the matter under discussion. It is sometimes phrased in terms of the speaker, as in {vIpollaH pagh vIpolHa'laH} ("I can either keep it or I can discard it"), or the listener, as in {DapollaH pagh DapolHa'laH} ("You can either keep it or you can discard it"). 

After the spirit has departed the body, Klingon warriors consider the corpse to be only an "empty shell", to be disposed of accordingly (cf. TNG "Heart of Glory")

pol  			keep, save, store KBoP (v)
leH 			maintain (v)
ngaS			contain (v)
choq 			preserve (v)

polmeH pa' 	[storeroom] (n)
- Soj polmeH pa' 	food storage [locker/compartment] KBoP

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