The verb "call" can have multiple meanings, which in Klingon are represented by different words:

usage word definition
call out aloud jach scream, cry out, shout, yell
call someone, as in via phone rI' hail
call someone by name pong name, call
call people together rIt summon


In the beginning of Klingon language usage within the KLI, many people used pong in the sense of "call on the phone", until they found out that the verb is really only used in the sense of name calling. The reason for this incorrrect usage was because it was not so clear how to read definitions in TKD. Read more about ➞ ambiguity
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