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

Steven Boozer (

> Klingon Word of the Day for Thursday, June 18, 2015
> Klingon word: Sargh
> Part of speech: noun
> Definition: type of animal, *sark*

KGT 111:  A Klingon *sark* ({Sargh}) is an animal somewhat resembling a Terran horse, both in appearance and in that Klingons (generally individually) often ride on the animal's back. A forest *sark*" ({ngem Sargh}) is a *sark* found in the forest (*ngem*)--that is, in the wild, usually one that has never carried a Klingon around. A Klingon game played on sarkback involves one rider and *sark* executing a particular maneuver, and then the other players copying this maneuver. The idea is to make the movement somewhat erratic--in the manner of a wild, not a domesticated animal--so that it is difficult to duplicate. In other words, the players all follow or chase ({tlha'}) the lead rider on his or her wild *sark*. The phrase (often in the form {ngem Sarghmey tlha'laH} ["be able to chase forest *sarks*]") is now used to indicate that one is capable of following anyone or anything--that is, that one is capable of understanding even the most complex of discussions or of solving the most intricate of problems.

Mentioned in TNG "Pen Pals".

There's an omnivorous riding animal called a *s'tarahk* in Michael Jan Friedman's novel "Kahless".

lIt  		get on(to), [mount (animal?)] (v)
lIgh 		ride (v)
lItHa' 	get off (of) [dismount (animal?)] (v)

Ca'Non Master of the Klingons

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