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Re: [Tlhingan-hol] Klingon Word of the Day: no' DIr

Steven Boozer (

See also {vel}:

  "A carpet or a rug is {tlhIm}. When you lay a carpet, you don't use the verb {mutlh}; the appropriate verb is {vel} ("cover, coat, mask)". One can say {rav vel tlhIm} ("the carpet covers the floor"). To say "lay a carpet," one says "use a carpet to cover the floor," or {rav velmeH tlhIm lo'} ... {tlhIm} is commonly used for a fabric wall hanging (that might, for example, have a picture of the Klingon emblem on it). If a piece of cloth is displayed at the end of a pole, it is considered a {joqwI'} ("flag"); a {tlhIm} covers some sort of surface." (Lieven Litaer < MO, 1/09/2012)

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> choHaghmoHchu’.
> toH no’lIj DaHuSbe’?
> > On Mar 11, 2015, at 10:24 AM, Steven Boozer <>
> wrote:
> >
> >> Klingon Word of the Day for Wednesday, March 11, 2015
> >>
> >> Klingon word: no' DIr
> >> Part of speech: noun
> >> Definition: ancestor hanging (wall ornament)
> >> Source: KGT (221 KE, 233 EK)
> >
> > N.B. a wall decoration, not a ritual; lit. "ancestor's skin."  A {no'
> Dir} is displayed in the SepIch Rite of Ascension chamber during Pok's
> {lopno'} celebration.  It is a tapestry with three columns on it: the
> outer two have pIqaD characters in all of it, but the middle one only has
> a couple, possibly the names of former members of the House of SepIch.
> [KCD, via qoror; cf. HQ 5.1:20]
> >
> >
> >
> > --
> > Voragh
> > Ca'Non Master of the Klingons
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