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

Steven Boozer ([email protected])

> Klingon Word of the Day for Friday, September 26, 2014
> Klingon word: tlhIngan Hubbeq
> Part of speech: noun
> Definition: Klingon Defense Force

KGT 38:  The Klingon military, of course, has a hierarchical structure of its own, with ranks and areas of authority spelled out explicitly. Various fleets and squadrons are loyal to various houses, though, as might be expected, the details of these alliances are subject to change. Within the Klingon Defense Force ({tlhIngan Hubbeq}), which includes the entire Klingon military apparatus, the highest officers tend to be members of influential houses, particularly the members of the ultimate military authority, the High Command ({ra'ghomquv}).

KGT 51:  The entirety of a government's military apparatus is its {QI'}, usually translated simply as "military". The word is rather general in that it may apply to a nongovernmental military organization as well, such as that of a group of rebels. Though many Klingons themselves are apt to describe the Federation's Starfleet as a type of {QI'}, this is not really an appropriate use of the term, since {QI'} refers to the military only, while the functions of Starfleet are scientific and diplomatic as well. This misapplication of the term may, in part, be responsible for the frequent misunderstandings between the Federation and the Empire. The official Klingon {QI'} is the Klingon Defense Force, or {tlhIngan Hubbeq}, which is run by the Klingon High Command, or {tlhIngan ra'ghomquv{. The Defense Force is subdivided into units known as {yo'} and {nawlogh}, traditionally translated as fleet and squadron, respectively, but the relationship between the two is not straightforward in terms of chain of command. 


tlhIngan QaS 		Klingon forces (Monopoly)

Ca'Non Master of the Klingons

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