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

Steven Boozer (

> Klingon Word of the Day for Monday, August 24, 2015
> Klingon word: nach
> Part of speech: noun
> Definition: head

qIp'egh nachDu'chaj tlhIngan SuvwI'pu' [sic]
Klingon warriors are butting heads.  CK

["I think it's supposed to be {qIp'egh tlhIngan SuvwI'pu' nachDu'}. However, perhaps Okrand has some weird sort of grammar in mind..." (SuStel)]

KGT:  Sometimes an animal's whole head ({nach}) is served [i.e. as food]

HQ 8.3:  The word for "top" is {yor} ... such as ... the top of one's head.

KGT 80:  Even modern weaponry, such as a disrupter pistol ({nISwI' HIch}) or disrupter rifle ({nISwI' bej}), is decorated. For example, typically the head of any rivet ({veragh}) used has a raised image of some kind, often that of a Klingon warrior's head.

N.B. do not use {nach} for objects, e.g. {QIn} "spearhead".

jIb 		hair on head (n)
quHvaj 	dandruff (n)

*nachHom   skull? (n) (used in the Klingon Bible Translation Project [KBTP])

Ca'Non Master of the Klingons

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