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

Steven Boozer (

> Klingon Word of the Day for Saturday, January 31, 2015
> Klingon word: motlh
> Part of speech: verb
> Definition: be usual, be normal, be standard

nISwI' HIch motlh HoS Hal qengwI' naQ tIq je lurarlu'bogh 'Oh
 tlhIngan nISwI' beH'e' 
The Klingon disruptor rifle is a standard hand held disruptor,
 attached to an extended power supply stock. S14

qughDo motlh: pIvlob vagh 
Normal Cruising Speed - Warp 5. KBoP

Duj ghajchugh vay', cha'logh boq'egh qav'ap motlh; chen qav'ap
 le'. ghajwI'vaD qav'ap le' yIDIl. 
If [ship is] owned, pay owner twice the rental to which they
 are otherwise entitled. MKE

tera'ngan motlhbe' SoH 
You are an unusual Terran. PK

Don't confuse with the adverbial {motlh} "usually, typically, as expected":

motlh ray' luSamlaHmeH De' Qatlh cha' tlhIngan Duj jIH'a' 
The main viewer on a Klingon ship is usually overlaid with a
 complex target acquisition grid. SP3

motlh pIm 'ejyo' Dujmey 
Unlike most Starfleet vessels... 
["Starfleet vessels are usually different..."] SP3

KGT 94:  If a dish with a standard preparation technique (a {nay' motlh}, "usual dish") is being offered, asking how it is to be prepared is a demonstration of cultural ignorance.

le'be' 	be unexceptional, be nonspecific, be general(v)
le'		be special,  be exceptional (v)

roD 		usually, customarily, habitually, regularly (adv.)

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