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

Steven Boozer (

> >> 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) 

>> ghab  		 	meat from midsection of animal (n)
>> Ha'DIbaH 		animal, meat (n)
>> chor 			belly, midsection (n)

More useful vocabulary:

burgh 			stomach [organ] (n)
'eQway 			belly button (n)
luH 				intestine (n)
rajma' 			kidney (n)

And after you've eaten all these...

poq 				indigestion (n)
bor 				gurgle (v)
ruq 				belch (v)
'em 				vomit (v)

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

Speaking of bellies, here's my favorite example sentence:
  tajwIj 'oHbe' chorlIj jeqbogh Dochvetlh'e' 
  That is not my dagger protruding from your midsection. FTG

FTG = M.J. Friedman's "Star Trek: Federation Travel Guide" (1997), a 60-page vacation pamphlet with restaurant and hotel locations for different planets, including 4 pages on Qo'noS.

Okrand commenteds (email to Qermaq [st.k 6/1997]):

   The object of this verb [{jeq}] would be the thing from which
   something else (the subject) protrudes. Thus, {chor jeq taj}
   means "a knife protrudes from a belly". I suppose this is a
   handy word to know if you're vacationing on {Qo'noS}.

Ca'Non Master of the Klingons

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