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

Steven Boozer (

> Klingon Word of the Day for Wednesday, July 01, 2015
> Klingon word: Qob
> Part of speech: verb
> Definition: be dangerous

  DopDaq qul yIchenmoH QobDI' ghu' 
  Set fire on the side when there is danger 
  ("when the situation is dangerous"). PK

  naDev jIQal vIneH; Qobbe''a' bIQ 
  Is it safe to swim here? (TNK)

KGT 163:  ... while it is acceptable to say {He Qob} ("dangerous route"), using {Qob} ("be dangerous") adjectivally, it is ungrammatical to say {He Qom} for ("perilous route" [slang]).

"Klingon scientist Kurak ...informed Dr. Crusher, 'Insulting the honor of a Klingon can be extremely dangerous'." (TKW 56; TNG "Suspicions")

"Klingons have always considered it truly invigorating to face danger. As Commander Kruge said to Captain Kirk while the Genesis planet on which they were stranded was quickly falling apart, "Exhilarating, isn't it?" (TKW 73; ST3)

Note the homophonous noun {Qob} "danger":

  Danger! CK

  nIteb Qob qaD jup 'e' chaw'be' SuvwI' 
  A warrior does not let a friend face danger alone. TKW

  Qob lIb bam SoH chuDlI' je 
  You and your people are in danger. STID

Qom 		be hazardous, be perilous, be treacherous (v, slang)
lIb 		be impending, imminent, loom (v)

COBras are dangerous! (Qov/Arika Okrent)

Ca'Non Master of the Klingons

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