[tlhIngan Hol] Klingon Word of the Day: poj

Steven Boozer sboozer at uchicago.edu
Fri Dec 21 07:36:53 PST 2018

Klingon word: poj
Part of speech: verb
Definition: analyze

  (The device) is set up to analyze it. TKD

mI' poj 		statistics (i.e. tally) (n)

(De'vID < MO, 2/17/2018):  The traditional/old Klingon way of keeping score involves cutting oneself ({pe''egh}), and this is the term still in use. A tally or (total) score follows the same tradition. They say {mIvwa'mey}, literally "scars" (even though, in traditional scorekeeping, the cuts turn to scabs and eventually go away). This term is also used for census or headcount  ...  Maltz wasn't sure how statistics would be distinguished from tally in this context, but maybe {mIvwa'mey poj} "tally analysis" or {mI' poj} "number analysis" would work.

poj  		analysis (n)
buv 		classification (n)

chovnatlh 	specimen (n)
mut 		species (n)
Segh 		race [type, sort, class] (n)

HIDjolev 	menu (n)
mem 		catalog (n)

chov 		assess, evaluate, test (v)
waH 		try out, test, use experimentally (v)
buv 		classify (v)
gher 		compile (v)

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