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

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On 6/15/2015 10:15 AM, Steven Boozer wrote:
Klingon Word of the Day for Saturday, June 13, 2015

Klingon word: ghab tun
Part of speech: noun
Definition: meat from midsection of animal, no bones (regional)
KGT 27:  The word {ghab}, however, which refers to any chunk of the midsection of an animal, has slightly varying meanings depending on region. In most of the empire, including the First City, {ghab} is rather inclusive: basically, whatever was chopped off the animal as a single piece, with or without bones or internal organs. In some areas, {ghab} is never applied to a cut of meat lacking bones. Instead, the phrase {ghab tun} (perhaps translatable as fillet, though literally, "soft ghab") is sometimes heard. The same concept would be expressed in most of the Empire, including by speakers of {ta' Hol}, by a longer phrase: {Hom Hutlhbogh ghab} ({ghab} that lacks bone). The expression {ghab tun} would probably not be used by most.

ghab  		meat from midsection of animal (n)
Ha'DIbaH 		animal, meat (n)
chor 			belly, midsection (n)
HajDob 		leg (served as food) (n)

So them "pork bellies" might be rendered as {targh Hom Hutlhbogh ghab}? Or in {ta' Hol}. }targh ghab tun}?


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