[tlhIngan Hol] Klingon Word of the Day: pay'an

Steven Boozer sboozer at uchicago.edu
Mon Jul 10 07:24:16 PDT 2017

> > Klingon Word of the Day for Sunday, July 09, 2017
> >
> > Klingon word: pay'an
> > Part of speech: noun
> > Definition: particle
> > Source: qep'a' 23
> This looks like it's an obvious pun, but "pion" seems overly specific.

Others have suggested "peon" (a laborer who is obliged to do menial work) and the related "pawn", but I think "pion" is more likely.  Perhaps Okrand liked the sound of the (somewhat related) word.  

'otlh 		photon (n)
valtIn 		proton (n)
yomIj 		neutron (n)
tem 			electron (n)

HeySel 		atom (n)
'o'rIS 		molecule (n)

'ay'  		section, part, component, piece (n)

ngIng 		have a negative charge (v)
ruS 			have a positive charge (v)

tlhIngan ghantoH pIn'a'
Ca'Non Master of the Klingons

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