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

Steven Boozer (

> Klingon Word of the Day for Wednesday, February 18, 2015
> Klingon word: Hagh
> Part of speech: verb
> Definition: laugh

  Hagh qoHpu' neH HeghtaHvIS SuvwI'pu' 
  Only fools laugh while warriors die. PK

  cheqotlhchugh maHaghbe''a' 
  Tickle us, do we not laugh? TKW

Apparently intransitive; for "laugh at [someone] use {vaq} "mock" or {nuS} "ridicule". E.g.

  bI'reS qeylIS vaq molor 
  First, Molor taunts Kahless (PB


tlhaQ 		be funny
qID 			make a joke, tell a joke
toj 			deceive, trick
tIch 			insult
Dogh 			be foolish, be silly

Sagh 			be serious
yI' 			speak in an honorable or respectful fashion
'Il 			be sincere

"Joke: a verbal comment or gesture designed to provoke laughter." (Borg Drone One to Doctor, VOY "Drone")

"A joke is a story with a humorous climax." (Spock to McCoy, ST4)

OKONA: "You don't know what a joke is?" 
DATA:  "Of course I do. It is a witticism, a gag, a bon mot, a fluctuation of words concluding with a trick ending."
 (TNG "The Outrageous Okona")

"I don't understand their humor either." (Worf to Data, TNG "The Naked Now")

Ca'Non Master of the Klingons

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