[tlhIngan Hol] Klingon Word of the Day: SIr'o'
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.
> *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.
The idea of of "official glosses" doesn't make much sense anymore, since
Okrand now commonly defines words, not with glosses, but with explanations.
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