[tlhIngan Hol] Klingon Word of the Day: nIqHom

Steven Boozer sboozer at uchicago.edu
Thu May 25 08:18:14 PDT 2017

> Klingon Word of the Day for Thursday, May 25, 2017
> Klingon word: nIqHom
> Part of speech: noun
> Definition: software
> Source: qep'a' 23 2016 - Friend of Maltz: qurgh[] 

  DI'ruj velqa' nIqHom 
  virtual reality software (n) (qep'a' 2016)

Any clues as to the derivation?  AFAIK there's no noun *{nIq}, but there is {nIqDob} "hole punch, perforator (from qep'a' 2015).  There's also a verb {nIq} "weave".

De'wI' 		computer (n)
*De'wI' mIw 	computer program (Mailing List) (n)
SoSbor'a'  	main core (computer) (n) (use for "hardware"?)
ghun 			program (a computer) (v)

tlhIngan ghantoH pIn'a'
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