S pI'
piz ] / [ piz ]
Klingon letters:

be fat

word type: verb used as adjective, TKD chapter 4.4.
Quality verbs are intransitive by nature.


The Klingon Dictionary p. 100


lang be thin

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The word pI' can also be used to refer to a "bold" font. (boQwI' app terms, 2018)

In TKD, there are two words defined as "be fat": pI' and ror. The basic difference is that ror implies bulk due to body fat or the like, while pI' does not carry this connection. Either word can be used in most contexts to convey the notion of "not thin," but ror is more appropriate when the idea is "not lean."

When ror is used to describe an inanimate object, there's usually a bit of anthropomorphizing (klingonomorphizing?) going on, likening the object, however subtly, to a person (or animal). Note also that "fat book" is usually translated as paq qargh (literally "thick book" or "bulky book"), not paq pI' or paq ror. (Either of these might be appropriate if the book in question comes to life as a character in a cartoon. Under those circumstances, using -pu' as the plural suffix for paq might also be expected.) (qepHom 2019)

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