S much
muc ] / [ muc ]
Klingon letters:

1. presentation

word type: noun, TKD chapter 3.

plural: muchmey


The Klingon Dictionary p. 95

Derived and related words

much jech mask
muchpa' auditorium
much qach theater
much Qe' cabaret (location)
much yaH stage

HaSta much TV show
mI'wI' much dance show
Qe' much cabaret (show)

2. present
word type: verb, TKD chapter 4.
transitive verb: vay' vImuch. = I present something.


The Klingon Dictionary p. 95

3. perform (music)
word type: verb, TKD chapter 4.
transitive verb: vay' vImuch. = I perform (music) something.


Klingon for the Galactic Traveler p. 71, 220

Derived and related words

muchwI' musician

4. strike a pose or stance (martial arts)
word type: verb, TKD chapter 4.
transitive verb: vay' vImuch. = I strike a pose or stance (martial arts) something.


email to De'vID of March 1st, 2019

More Information

  Regarding definition #1 – presentation:
Maltz didn't think that much was quite right for "media," but he also wasn't sure what was included in "media" – the phenomena of video/audio/etc. or a physical (or digital) video or audio tape or file. What about print? That is, does "media" mean "the press" (as in "freedom of the press")? Does it include "newspaper/magazine"?

A video ( la YouTube) could be a HaSta ta "visual display record." The audio counterpart could be a wab ta "sound record."

(email to De'vID published at the list on February 25, 2018 )

  Regarding definition #2 – present:
The basic meaning of much is "present" as in "present a gift" to someone. (KGT p. 71) In combination with music (vocal, instrumental or both), it means perform music.

In a situation of martial arts, the stance is being "presented", so the main meaning is not changed:
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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