[tlhIngan Hol] Klingon Word of the Day: SIr'o'

SuStel sustel at trimboli.name
Mon Mar 5 08:52:39 PST 2018


On 3/5/2018 11:50 AM, Steven Boozer wrote:
>
> It’s not an “official” gloss in a vocabulary list, but Okrand used 
> *nuH* *pat* to translate “weapons grid” on SkyBox card SP3:
>
> *  HoS law'qu' luch law'qu' je lo' Duj nuH pat Hub pat je *
>    A huge amount of the ship's power and technology is
>    devoted to its weapons grid and defensive systems. (SP3)
>
> So a “grid” not in the sense of a series of crossed reference lines – 
> which is *tlhat* – but more metaphorical, like a sensor grid.
>
> *pat*refers to a physical or mechanical system, not an intangible or 
> intellectual system - say a philosophical school of thought or 
> analysis – which we know know is *Ho’DoS*,**/e.g/. *ghItlhmeH Ho’DoS* 
> /writing system/:
>
> (De'vID < MO, 2/17/2018): *Ho’DoS* is /system, method, manner, 
> technique/. *pat* is /system/ in the physical [or physical-like] 
> sense, as in computer system [hardware or hardware and software 
> together] or transporter system or propulsion system.
>
> --Voragh
>
> *From:**On Behalf Of *Ed Bailey
>
> On Mon, Mar 5, 2018 at 9:46 AM, Steven Boozer <sboozer at uchicago.edu 
> <mailto:sboozer at uchicago.edu>> wrote:
>
>
>     pat             system, grid (n)
>
> Is "grid" really a gloss for *pat*?  This reminds me that *tlhat* 
> "grid" is also a related word.
>
> ~mIp'av
>
The idea of of "official glosses" doesn't make much sense anymore, since 
Okrand now commonly defines words, not with glosses, but with explanations.

-- 
SuStel
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