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

Steven Boozer ([email protected])

> Klingon Word of the Day for Saturday, September 20, 2014
> Klingon word: QIv
> Part of speech: verb
> Definition: be inferior

QIv SuvwI'pu' 
The warriors are inferior. KGT

KGT 51f.:  Accordingly, when dealing with a troop member (QaS) or officer (yaS) of a ship, to avoid giving offense, one should either find out ahead of time how that ship fits into the hierarchical structure or else carefully avoid making references to other units as superior or inferior.

Mentioned in CK in the section on expressing opinions of Klingon tourist attractions.

We have more examples of the antonym {nIv} "be superior":

bortaS nIvqu' 'oH bortaS'e' 
Revenge is the best revenge. TKW

'etlh QorghHa'lu'chugh ragh 'etlh nIvqu' 'ej jejHa'choH 
Even the best blade will rust and grow dull unless it is cared for. TKW

Dujeychugh jagh nIv yItuHQo' 
There is nothing shameful in falling before a superior enemy.
("If a superior enemy defeats you, don't be ashamed"). TKW

yIntaHbogh qagh jablu'DI' reH nIvqu' qagh 
Gagh is always best when served live. TKW

wa' Dol nIvDaq matay'DI' maQap 
We succeed together in a greater whole. TKW

nuHmeyDaj may'luchDaj nIv je yIr qeylIS 
Kahless gathered his weapons and his finest suit of armor. PB

Ca'Non Master of the Klingons

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