Date: Mon, 26 Jul 2010 12:39:04 -0400
Subject: mu' chu'
From: "ghunchu'wI' 'utlh" [email protected]
To: [email protected]

ja' Voragh:
Time for the ritual post-qep'a' question: ´┐ŻAny new words from Okrand this year?

A cadre of grammarians had the opportunity to preview a section of a
Klingon opera. In it we noted a smattering of tlhIngan Hol spellings
for names of various places, people, and plants. Someone wrote them
down, but I did not think them important enough at the time to record
them myself. I do recall that Suto'vo'qor was confirmed as correct.

There were three nouns we had not seen before:

maQ "omen, sign"
ruS "bond", as between blood brothers
chalqach "tower"

The first two give standalone meanings to already-existing morphemes
(see maQmIgh and ruStay in TKD). A running joke has been going for
many years about wanting a word for "deluxe apartment in the sky"; we
now know to say chalqach pa''a'. :)

We also saw an apparently adverbial wa'DIch, confirming that the
wa'DIch jagh'e' wIHeghmoHmo' line in taHjaj wo' is appropriate
usage.

-- ghunchu'wI'