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

Steven Boozer (

> Klingon Word of the Day for Thursday, April 30, 2015
> Klingon word: tayqeq
> Part of speech: noun
> Definition: civilization

AFAIK never used ina sentence.

KGT 165:  The word {tlham}, literally meaning "gravity", is used to mean order or structure in the sense of an ordered or well-structured society. In the same way that gravity holds one to a planet (or, in the case of artificial gravity, to the floor of a space vessel), the structure of a society holds its members in, preventing them from going off in all directions. In other words, it ensures that a society function properly by keeping it from coming apart. The word is used in phrases such as {tlham ghaj} ("have gravity"--that is, have structure, order) or {tlham Hutlh} ("lack gravity" or lack structure, order). A very well ordered society may be said to have {tlham'a'} ("big gravity") or {tlham HoS} ("strong gravity"), while a society that is judged to be falling apart may have {tlhamHom} ("little gravity") or {tlham puj} ("weak gravity").


tay  		ceremony, rite, ritual (n)
nugh 		society [group of people with a shared culture] (n)
tlham  	order, structure (societal) (slang) (n)

tay 		be civilized (v)
Hach 		be developed (e.g. a civilization) (v)
'Itlh 	be advanced, highly developed (v)
lutlh 	be primitive (v)

lop 		observe, celebrate (a ritual) (v)
SeQ 		be formal, ritualistic, ceremonial (v)

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