quvHa'ghach

IPA: kuv.'haz.gac ]

pIqaDkuvhazgac

corruption

word type: noun, TKD chapter 3.

plural: This word is probably not countable.
This noun is made of the parts quv, Ha' and ghach.

Source

Message to Chris Lipscombe

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At the qep'a' 2010, Chris Lipscombe asked Marc to ask Maltz for a few translations for the Klingon Christmas Carol play. His answer didn't have any new words per se, but still a solution:

Here's what Maltz has come up with. He offers you choices!

[For] The Final Reflection, he suggests tonSaw' Qav "final fighting technique," since "reflection" is a maneuver in a game (is Maltz right about that?). But if "reflection," as in "image in a mirror" is needed, he offered neSlo' tonSaw' Qav.

For "apathy" and "corruption," since they're animals pulled out of a pocket, he went with:

"apathy" (or "apathy creature") - SaHHa'wI' "one who is not concerned" or pIlHa'wI' "unmotivated one"

"corruption" (or "corruption creature") - quvHa'wI' "dishonored one"

If it works better to have concepts rather than beings/animals for these words, he offered:

"apathy" SaHHa'ghach ("disinterest")

"corruption" quvHa'ghach ("dishonor")
(Message via Facebook to Chris Lipscombe of September 1, 2010)
Link to a screenshot of that message 

They went with neSlo' tonSaw' Qav for the title of the book, since "reflection", in this case, refers to version of klin zha that is played with a mirror.

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Latest edit: 05 Jan 2020, by KlingonTeacher
Created: 05 Jan 2020, by KlingonTeacher



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