S pIl
pil ] / [ pil ]
Klingon letters:
pil
Handwritten:
pil

be stimulated, be inspired, be motivated

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

Source

Klingon for the Galactic Traveler p. 223

Derived and related words

pIlmoH motivate

Opposite

pIlHa' be unmotivated

More Information

The difference between pIl and vaw, both defined as "be motivated", is as follows:
pIl is if something [or somebody] inspires you to do something. Something external makes you really want to do it. vaw is a character trait: you have determination and forbearance and ambition, but not necessarily inspired be something from the outside. If you say 'I wanna be like him', that's pIl. When I decide to do something and I carry it out to its conclusion, that's vaw."

(qepHom 2018 interview)

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Definition of {pIl}
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https://klingon.wiki/Word/PIl
Retrieved 05 Dec 2022

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Latest edit: 21 Aug 2020, by KlingonTeacher
Created: 10 Jun 2020, by KlingonTeacher

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