Klingon Word of the Day

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Klingon Word of the Day
The Klingon word of the day (abbreviated KWOTD, KWotD or Klingon WOTD) was initiated by d'Armond Speers on 09 November 1999 (1). It was a message automatically send each day to the KLI's mailing list containing one randomly chosen klingon word, including definition and source. The purpose of the daily word was to support a regular learning for beginners and to engage advanced speakers in discussions about these words. The first response to these messages are mostly a list of canon examples by "master of Canon" Steven Boozer, aka Voragh.

The KWOTD had stopped for unknown reasons in the middle of June 2008 (2) and had been revived by Chris Lipscombe in November 2011 [citation needed]. It is now posted each day on the mailing list and also in the Learn Klingon group in Facebook. Since mid 2016, it is displayed as an image.

The KWOTD is also available in Twitter marked with the hashtag #tlh (3).

Example

Klingon Word of the Day for Saturday, April 13, 2019

Klingon word: volchaH
Part of speech: noun
Definition: shoulder
Source: TKD (112 KE, 152 EK)


This Klingon Word of the Day is brought to you by qurgh (qurgh@kli.org).

Alexa Skill

Since April 11, 2019, the Klingon Word of the Day is available as an Alexa Flash Briefing skill in all four English language stores and the German language store. The skill was programmed by Chris Lipscombe(4) and is announced as a project of the Hol 'ampaS of the Klingon Assault Group. The skill is free to enable. The skill is based on the boQwI' software and uses the voice of its Talk-To-Speech engine, so you hear the voice of David Yonge-Mallo speaking the Klingon words. The English words are spoken by a different male computer voice, because it is not possible to include Alexa's standard voice in this kind of skill.

Once activated, the skill can be used within your daily briefing function, and can be sorted just like the others (news, weather, etc.) Each day, it will say the following phrase:
From the Academy of Linguistics of the Klingon Assault group.
Today's Klingon word of the day is [word]. It is spelled W-O-R-D. [word] is a [word type] and means [definition]. [word].

Here's some links to find it:

References

1 : Message to the list of Tue, 09 Nov 1999, by d'Armond Speers

2 : Message to the list of Mon, 16 June 2008, by Jonathan Webley

3 : Daily Klingon Word, account of user @kwotd on Twitter, managed by qurgh

4 : Post of Aprill 11, 2019 on Facebook group Learn Klingon by Chris Lipscombe

Category: General    Latest edit: 14 Apr 2019, by KlingonTeacher    Created: 05 Apr 2015 by KlingonTeacher
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