S taH
tah ] / [ tah ]
Klingon letters:

1. be at a negative angle

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


The Klingon Dictionary p. 109

2. continue, go on, endure, survive
word type: verb, TKD chapter 4.
intransitive verb: taH vay'. = Somebody/something continue, go on, endure, survives.


Addendum of The Klingon Dictionary p. 184
the meaning of "survive" was first used in TKW p. 11 and defined in KGT p. 227
First used in Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country (see list)

Canon examples

mataHmeH maSachnIS.
To survive, we must expand. (TKW p. 11)

taH pagh taHbe'
To be or not to be. (Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country)

Expanded examples

tlhIngan maH, taHjaj
Remain Klingon! (Star Trek: Discovery)


verb meaning extracted from the suffix -taH for ST6 Hamlet quote

3. continuous
The Klingon Wiki has an article
about aspect.
word type: Type 7 verb suffix, TKD chapter 4.2.7.


The Klingon Dictionary p. 42, 164
First used in Star Trek - The Motion Picture (see list)

More Information

This word is part of one of the six phrases that were created by James Doohan for Star Trek - The Motion Picture. The Klingon spelling was later adapted by Marc Okrand.
# dialogue subtitle
1. wIy cha' Tactical...
2. HaSta Visual...
3. cha yIghuS Tactical, stand by on torpedoes.
4. 'eH Ready...
5. SSS... baH Fire!
6. juntaH Evasive!

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