S lol
lol ] / [ lol ]
Klingon letters:
lol
Handwritten:
lol

1. a specific martial arts stance

word type: noun, TKD chapter 3.

plural: This word is probably not countable.

Source

email to De'vID of March 1st, 2019

2. be in a stance, be in a pose
The Klingon Wiki has an article
about body movements.
word type: verb, TKD chapter 4.
intransitive verb: lol vay'. = Somebody/something be in a stance, be in a poses.

Source

HolQeD vol. 11 issue 2, June 2002
view text of that issue
email to De'vID of March 1st, 2019

Canon examples

DuHIvmeH SuvwI' lol ghaH.
the warrior is in a stance to attack you. (HolQeD v11n2)

3. be in an attitude
The Klingon Wiki has an article
about aircraft words.
word type: verb, TKD chapter 4.
intransitive verb: lol vay'. = Somebody/something be in an attitudes.

Source

HolQeD vol. 11 issue 2, June 2002
view text of that issue p. 9
The request for this word was: "Robyn Stewart, who is a pilot, asked for words about aircraft movements."  [note]

Canon examples

qughmeH Duj vIlolmoH.
I put the vessel in the attitude for cruise (or cruising). (HolQeD v11n2)

Derived and related words

lolchu' be in a correct attitude
loltaH maintain an attitude
lolchu'taH maintain a correct attitude
lolmoH maneuver the aircraft to be in some attitude or other

lolSeHcha attitude control thrusters

More Information

  Regarding definition #2 – be in a stance, be in a pose:
The noun lol refers to a specific martial arts stance. It's not a general term for "stance" (so you don't say mIl'oD lol "sabre bear pose"). tonSaw' "fighting technique," however, is used as a general term for "stance" when talking about Mok'bara poses and the like, so you could say mIl'oD tonSaw' "sabre bear stance."

The verb lol means "be in a stance"; it doesn't take an object. To command someone to strike a specific pose (typically a martial arts pose or stance), use the verb much, usually glossed as "present, perform," with the specific pose as the object: mIl'oD tonSaw' yImuch "strike the sabre bear pose!" If the context is clear – that is, if mIl'oD is known to mean the name of a pose – then you can leave tonSaw' out and just say mIl'oD yImuch "strike the sabre bear (pose)!" (This is like in English when talking about yoga poses: "Do the downward facing dog!") If you were performing in a play and your character was a sabre bear, the director might also say mIl'oD yImuch, meaning something like "perform/present the sabre bear (role)!"

(email to De'vID of March 1st, 2019)

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Definition of {lol}
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http://klingon.wiki/Word/Lol
Retrieved 05 Feb 2023

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Created: 22 Oct 2020, by KlingonTeacher

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