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

Steven Boozer (

> Klingon Word of the Day for Wednesday, August 12, 2015
> Klingon word: 'ul
> Part of speech: noun
> Definition: electricity

chIch vay' 'oy'moHmeH 'oy'naQ 'ul law' tlhuD 'oH. 
Painstiks... emit a highly-charged shock for the express purpose of inflicting pain. S32

KGT 65:  the painstik, {'oy'naQ}, a long staff that emits a powerful (and painful) jolt of electricity ({'ul}). Though not an implement of ancient origins (its use of electricity attests to that)...


The Companion in the Gamma Canaris region who rescued Zefram Cochrane was a cloud-creature consisting of ionized mixture of gases and "simple electricity". (TOS "Metamorphosis")

"Some creatures can pass energy through their bodies with no harm to themselves; the electric eel on Earth. The giant dryworm of Antos IV. The fluffy..." (Chekov, TOS "Who Mourns for Adonais?")

At qep'a' loSDIch MO confirmed the suspicion of a list member about its origin: electronic goods sold in the US have a sticker on them saying UL ("Underwriter's Laboratory") showing they meet industry safety standards. (via Qov)

'ul pat mutlhwI'  	electrician (n)
'ul Sech  			flashlight (n)
'ul 'aplo'  		battery (n)

HoS 				energy (n)

tlhuD 			emit [energy, radiation] (v)
Huj 				charge [up] (v)
rIH 				energize (v)

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