Gestures

A gesture is a movement of the hand while talking which can have a meaning without using words.

  • Hitting someone with the back of your hand challenges them to a fight to the death. [citation needed]
  • Pointing your pinky (qanwI') at someone is calling them old (verb qan = "be old"). (1)
  • Pointing your second toe at someone is claiming that they are weak. [citation needed]
  • Saluting: slap your right hand on your left shoulder and form a fist. [citation needed]
  • Crossing one's arms over one's chest and turn around.
    We've seen this both during the discommendation ceremony, and later as a stand alone insult. [citation needed]

References

1 : HolQeD 10:2, June 2001, p. 7-11

Category: Vocabulary    Latest edit: 05 Nov 2015, by KlingonTeacher    Created: 05 Nov 2015 by KlingonTeacher



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