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Re: [Tlhingan-hol] Klingon Word of the Day: ngogh mutlhwI'

Steven Boozer (

> Klingon Word of the Day for Tuesday, June 16, 2015
> Klingon word: ngogh mutlhwI'
> Part of speech: noun
> Definition: bricklayer
> Source: Marc Okrand, Email 01/09/2012

MO to Lieven (1/09/2012):  Words for bricklayer, roof maker, plumber, and so on are all based on the verb {mutlh}, meaning "construct, assemble, put together". Someone who does this, then, is a {mutlhwI'}. The idea is that a {mutlhwI'} puts things together. So a {ngogh mutlhwI'} is not (necessarily) someone who makes bricks, but someone who takes bricks that are already made and assembles them into something (such as a building) ... so this is "brick assembler" or the like. Similarly, a {beb mutlhwI'} doesn't make the roof, but, rather, lays out the shingles or planks or stones or whatever the roof is made out of. [...] Someone who repairs any of these things (who may or may not be the same person who installed/assembled them) is a {tI'wI'} ({tI'} "repair"). Most {mutlhwI'pu'} are also {tI'wI'pu'} - but you'd be advised to check with them first.

ngogh  			block, lump, brick (n)

beb mutlhwI' 		roofer (n)
majyang mutlhwI' 	tiler (n)
'och mutlhwI' 		plumber (n)
'ul pat mutlhwI' 	electrician (n)

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