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

Steven Boozer (

> Klingon Word of the Day for Tuesday, October 06, 2015
> Klingon word: vo'
> Part of speech: verb
> Definition: propel

QIStaq qul bIQtIqHomDaq 'etlhDaj vo' nuch 
the coward threw his sword into the fire streams of Kri'stak (PB)

"[Okrand's] literal translation is always skewed a bit, so if you send him 'Row, row, row your boat', you'll get back 'Propel, propel, propel your craft'." (KCD executive producer Keith Halper ([KCD novelization p.212])

TKW 148:  The commonly heard sendoff [{pe'vIl mu'qaDmey tIbach}] "Curse well!" - roughly comparable in usage to the Federation Standard "Good luck!" - literally means, "Shoot curses forcefully!" Curses are considered a weapon of a sort which must be propelled to their targets.

ghoS 		thrust (v)
yuv 		push (v)

baH 		fire (torpedo, rocket, missile) (v)
chuH 		throw (a spear) at (v)
jaD 		throw around, hurl about (v)
polHa' 	discard (v)
woD 		throw away (v)

Ca'Non Master of the Klingons

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