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

André Müller (

<div dir="ltr"><div>You know, that&#39;s weird! I&#39;ve always perceived {bIQtIq} as the &#39;water heart&#39;, as rivers somehow pump the water through the countries or something like that. I always thought, how poetic! I never realized it could&#39;ve been simply &#39;long water&#39; (how profane!).<br></div></div><div class="gmail_extra"><br><div class="gmail_quote">2015-04-14 16:55 GMT+02:00 De&#39;vID <span dir="ltr">&lt;<a href=""; target="_blank"></a>&gt;</span>:<br><blockquote class="gmail_quote" style="margin:0 0 0 .8ex;border-left:1px #ccc solid;padding-left:1ex">On 14 April 2015 at 16:20, Steven Boozer &lt;<a href="";></a>&gt; wrote:<br>
&gt;&gt; Klingon Word of the Day for Tuesday, April 14, 2015<br>
&gt;&gt; Klingon word: tIq<br>
&gt;&gt; Part of speech: verb<br>
&gt;&gt; Definition: be long, be lengthy (of an object)<br>
&gt; N.B. Don&#39;t confuse with the noun {tIq} &quot;heart&quot;.  For time use {nI&#39;} &quot;be long, be lengthy (duration)&quot;.<br>
&gt; SEE ALSO:<br>
&gt; bIQtIq                  river<br>
I wonder if this might be a sign into how Marc Okrand viewed the<br>
construction of words from more basic parts early on in the language&#39;s<br>
development (or, if you like, how early Klingons constructed words).<br>
{bIQtIq} *seems* to be the construction &quot;long water&quot;, and {bIQ&#39;a&#39;}<br>
*seems* to be &quot;big/grand/important water&quot;. Of course, {bIQtIq} might<br>
also have been &quot;water&#39;s heart&quot;, or perhaps the last part&#39;s just a<br>
coincidental homophone with no relation to any word {tIq}.<br>
Some related words for {tIq} are {woch}, {&#39;ab}, and {&#39;aD}.<br>
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