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

Steven Boozer (

>> Klingon word: jegh
>> Part of speech: verb
>> Definition: surrender, give up

Anthony Appleyard:
> Is {jegh} transitive or intransitive? There is a big difference here.
> * Transitive :: pu' jegh :: he surrenders the phaser, he hands the
>    phaser over
> * Intransitive :: jegh :: he surrenders, he hands himself over.

As SuStel has explained, {jegh} is intransitive.  For the transitive meaning Klingon seems to use the general verb {nob} "give".  E.g.

  yaSvaD taj nobpu' qama' 
  The prisoner gave the officer the knife. TKD

This could easily have been translated as "The prisoner surrendered his knife to the officer".

I couldn't find a better verb, but various types of giving and receiving include:

ghaq 		contribute
rup 		fine, tax
tam 		exchange

laj 		accept
Hev 		receive

tlhap 	take
nge' 		take away
yaH 		be taken away

Ca'Non Master of the Klingons

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