[tlhIngan Hol] Klingon Word of the Day: nIqHom

Alan Anderson qunchuy at alcaco.net
Thu May 25 09:35:00 PDT 2017

On Thu, May 25, 2017 at 11:18 AM, Steven Boozer <sboozer at uchicago.edu>
> 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".

In her notes about Charles Babbage's conceptual general purpose computer,
Ada Lovelace writes: "The Analytical Engine weaves algebraic patterns just
as the Jacquard loom weaves flowers and leaves." The comparison is made
because the Jacquard loom uses punched cards to determine its patterns, and
those were envisioned as the way to program the AE.

-- ghunchu'wI'
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