[tlhIngan Hol] Klingon Word of the Day: Hut'Inmey tIq

kechpaja kechpaja at comcast.net
Thu Apr 12 02:18:04 PDT 2018

Wait... is {Hut'In} a pun on the band "Nine Inch Nails"? I don't
remember if that particular word'd origins have ever been discussed
here, but it fits too well to be a coincidence. 

 - SapIr

On Mon, Apr 09, 2018 at 03:45:34PM +0000, Steven Boozer wrote:
> Klingon word: Hut'Inmey tIq
> Part of speech: noun
> Definition: sticks used for weaving, "knitting needles"
> Source: 
> _______________________________________________
> (Okrand to De'vID, 10/2014):   [Maltz] said he does not knit and, in fact, wasn't quite sure what knitting was.  I explained.  He said there is a word perhaps best translated as "weave" and that he has heard of using sticks when doing a certain kind of weaving, but he didn't know a name for that other than "weaving".  (There are apparently other types of weaving also.)  The word for weave (verb) is {nIq}.  For the sticks used when doing whatever this weaving technique is, he's only heard {Hut'Inmey tIq}.
> (Lieven, 11/12/2014):  After giving us the word for knitting, Maltz just revealed another useful and related word: it's {meS} and means knot, both as noun and verb.  The object of the verb is the thing you use to make a knot, e.g. {tlhegh vImeS} - "I make a knot in the rope".  To loosen the knot, simply say {meSHa'}. 
> Hut'In  		nail (n)
> Hut'In vIl  	screw (n)
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