[tlhIngan Hol] info from Maltz about {boQwI'}

nIqolay Q niqolay0 at gmail.com
Sat Feb 17 11:09:31 PST 2018

Got a pretty good crop of puns in this batch.

*jIyweS* ("translation, gloss"): "g" + "loss"

*nompuq* ("authority, evidence, attestation, reference, citation"): I have
a convoluted solution here. A familiar phrase on Wikipedia is "citation
needed". "Wiki-" comes from a Hawaiian word meaning "quick". "-pedia" looks
like the ancient Greek root for child, as in "pediatrician" (and is
ultimately derived from the ancient Greek word for "child"). "Quick" +
"child" = *nompuq*.

*Ho'DoS* ("system, method, manner, technique"): While poking around for
this pun, I came across the etymology of the word "method", and found this
from Ancient Greek: ὁδός (hodós), which can mean "the way, means, or manner
to some end, method." We don't get a lot of puns based on Ancient Greek.

*ghu'lIS* ("entry in a list"): The *-lIS* is probably there to make it
similar to the existing *natlIS* "last item in a list", but other than that
I'm still stuck.

Also, last month I commented:

(One thing I've noticed with Okrand's recent puns is that when he provides
> multiple glosses for a word with a pun in it, if the pun is related to an
> alternate meaning or use of one of those glosses, it'll probably be the
> word he lists first. Look at the order of glosses in the original
> description of *'oDtu'*, for instance. Don't tell him I said that though
> or he might start switching it up.)

He switched it up! *vIbollu'pu'!*

On Sat, Feb 17, 2018 at 1:32 AM, De'vID <de.vid.jonpin at gmail.com> wrote:

> As some of you know, I have been working on adding requested features to
> {boQwI'}. As you may also know, {boQwI'} has a Klingon-language user
> interface.
> Maltz has come to know of the project (I guess someone on the Federation
> Scientific Research Council mentioned it to him), and has offered some
> comments on the user interface text.
> Some of the info reveals new vocabulary, so I didn't want to keep them
> from the community. OTOH, I can't reveal the info without also revealing
> what features are in development for {boQwI'}, some of which I *did* want
> to keep secret, because I didn't want to get anyone's hopes up in case they
> didn't get completed. So, be warned that not everything mentioned in these
> messages is necessarily going to end up in {boQwI'} (or at least not
> necessarily any time soon).
> There's a lot of info, so I'm going to split things up into several
> messages.
> (I've already posted the info about sorting, in a reply to Lieven's
> message about {patlhmoH} being used in Star Trek: Discovery.)
> --
> De'vID
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