There are many people who believe that Klingons do belch a lot. Actually, this is a very bad misinterpretation of only few situations:

Considering the fact that these scenes show non-standard situations, one should not assume that burping is a common use among Klingons.


The klingon word for belch is ruq: (2)
When air (or gas) from the stomach [burgh] works its way up and comes out of the mouth (often noisily), one is said to ruq "belch". Maltz said it is acceptable to refer to this gas as SIp, a general word for gas of any kind, but that gas produced within the body is known as Qep'It. When, rather than gas, undigested or partially digested food comes up, one is said to 'em, "vomit".

From a message from Okrand: (3)
The noun is Qep'It and the verb is ruq. Both of these words can be used for gas that comes up from your gut and out of your mouth and also for gas that goes down from your gut and out the other way. If it's necessary to make the distinction (for Klingons, it isn't always necessary), use phrases involving nuj [mouth] or Hugh [throat] or Sa'Hut [ass, rear end, buttocks].


Please report if there exist other situations that prove that klingon do enjoy belching.


1 : Worf burping on YouTube

2 : HolQeD 12:4, December 2003

3 : Marc Okrand preparing the new words list of qepHom 2015, received on August 03, 2015

Category: General    Latest edit: 18 Apr 2019, by KlingonTeacher    Created: 06 Jun 2015 by KlingonTeacher
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