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

Steven Boozer (

> Klingon Word of the Day for Thursday, May 28, 2015
> Klingon word: yaD
> Part of speech: noun
> Definition: toe, sword (slang)

  nItlhDu' yaDDu' je 
  ["Fingers and toes"] (HQ 10.2:7)

  vaDjaj yaDDu'lIj 
  may your toes be flexible
 ("apparently a wish for good fortune, or something of the sort.") (HQ 10.2:11)

KGT 58:  On the toe of each high boot ({DaS}), likewise made of animal hide ({DIr}), was a clawlike spike called a {pu'}.
(HQ 10.2:10):  A foot has {vagh yaDDu'} "five toes", and each toe has two words, a noun and a verb, associated with it. Klingon toes have more dexterity than human toes, though not as much as Klingon or human fingers. To a degree surprising to humans, Klingons can control each toe independently ... The verbs are used in the same way the finger verbs are used, though, except for when talking about martial arts movements and certain positions in Klingon classical ballet (never performed with shoes or boots), the verbs are not heard very often and are, in fact, considered archaic.

These toe verbs/names are: {mar/marwI'} big toe, {Hom/HomwI'} second toe, {roS/roSwI'} third toe, {nan/nanwI'} fourth toe and {Qay'/Qay'wI'} little toe. 

KGT 22:  Similarly, a slang word for sword is {yaD} (literally, "toe"), based on the Krotmag pronunciation of {yaD} as {yaN}, which to most Klingons will sound like {yan} (sword).

(charghwI'):  The Jewish device used for pointing to the script in a Torah scroll while an *aliyah* (one called up to read) is reading--or usually standing silent while a designated hitter reads for him/her - is called a *yad* (Hebrew for hand). By extension, the Scriptures have been called a "sword of fire".

qam 		foot (n)
mov 		top of foot (n)
bem 		sole (of foot) (n)
lem 		hoof (n)

Ca'Non Master of the Klingons

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