tlhIngan-Hol Archive: Mon May 04 07:10:43 2015
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Re: [Tlhingan-hol] Klingon Word of the Day: pe'
Steven Boozer (firstname.lastname@example.org)
> Klingon word: pe'
> Part of speech: verb
> Definition: cut
ghop luQan tajHommey. pe'laH je
[the blades] providing both a hand guard and another set
of cutting edges. SP2
KGT 97: If the food must be cut up before cooking or eating, a knife (taj) is used, though, as noted earlier, the knives used for this purpose are different from those used as weapons. Food-preparation knives, of which there are many types, come in different sizes and shapes for different cutting tasks. For example, a warjun is a large, extremely sharp, square-bladed chopping implement... For finer work (such as making the slits in limbs needed to extract veins), a small SIjwI' (literally, slitter) is commonly employed. A general, all-purpose knife that seems to be able to cut through practically anything is a 'aqnaw.
KGT 84: A larger animal may be sliced into pieces or a section of a plant may be broken off. This food is often described as Soj tlhol ('raw, unprocessed food'), as opposed to Soj vutlu'pu'bogh ('food that somebody has prepared').
pe'meH taj cutting knife KGT
cha''etlh pe'wI' scissors TNK
pe''egh keep score KGT (lit. "cut oneself")
potlhbe'chugh yay qatlh pe''eghlu'?
If winning is not important, then why keep score? TKW
TKW 135: It comes from an old Klingon habit of keeping track of accomplishments by making small cuts on one's skin, usually on the face, as a tally.
SIj slit (v)
DuQ stab (v)
chIp cut, trim (hair) (v)
poDmoH clip (v)
Ca'Non Master of the Klingons
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