[tlhIngan Hol] Klingon Word of the Day: jIyweS

Steven Boozer sboozer at uchicago.edu
Thu Mar 8 08:17:05 PST 2018

Klingon Word of the Day for Thursday, March 08, 2018

Klingon word: jIyweS
Part of speech: noun
Definition: translation, gloss
Source: Email from De'vID

(De'vID < MO, 2/17/2018):  "For purposes of boQwI' [i.e. De'vID's translation program], "definition" would be {jIyweS} "translation, gloss".  It's not a definition like in an English-only (or any-language-only) dictionary (that explains/describes a word's meaning); it's a quick tag to give you an idea of what the word means.  For "entry", Maltz suggests {ghu'lIS} "item in a list".  <...>  Neither {Hal} nor {mung} would be "source" in the literary sense (which I take to mean where a particular entry in boQwI' comes from).  This would be {nompuq} "authority, evidence, attestation, reference, citation".

mu'		word (n)
mu'ghom	dictionary (n)
mu'tay' 	vocabulary (n)

mugh  		translate (v)
'oS  		represent (v) [sometimes used for "mean, signify, stand for", etc.]

tlhIngan nompuq pIn'a'
Ca'Non Master of the Klingons

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