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

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On 14 April 2015 at 16:20, Steven Boozer <> wrote:
>> Klingon Word of the Day for Tuesday, April 14, 2015
>> Klingon word: tIq
>> Part of speech: verb
>> Definition: be long, be lengthy (of an object)
> N.B. Don't confuse with the noun {tIq} "heart".  For time use {nI'} "be long, be lengthy (duration)".
> bIQtIq                  river

I wonder if this might be a sign into how Marc Okrand viewed the
construction of words from more basic parts early on in the language's
development (or, if you like, how early Klingons constructed words).
{bIQtIq} *seems* to be the construction "long water", and {bIQ'a'}
*seems* to be "big/grand/important water". Of course, {bIQtIq} might
also have been "water's heart", or perhaps the last part's just a
coincidental homophone with no relation to any word {tIq}.

Some related words for {tIq} are {woch}, {'ab}, and {'aD}.


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