[tlhIngan Hol] Klingon Word of the Day: jonSeH yaH

Steven Boozer sboozer at uchicago.edu
Fri Jan 25 07:19:22 PST 2019

Klingon word: jonSeH yaH
Part of speech: noun
Definition: engineering (location)
Source: qepHom 2017

(qepHom 2017 p.20):  {jonta' pa'} for engineering is fine for referring to the room where the engine is (or engines are). If engineering (as in "Scotty, go down to Engineering and see what's happening there") means the place where the engines are controlled, that might be {jonSeH yaH}.  {jonSeH} means something like "engine control" or {engine controlling}.  If the engines and the engine-control place are the same, {jonta' pa'} will work. ... The {jonSeH yaH} could be on the bridge or else somewhere else (in the room where the engines are or close to that).

jonpIn  		engineering officer (n)
jonta'  		engine (n)
jonwI'  		engineer (n)

{jonSeH yaH} and {jonwI'} imply a verb *{jon}:

(TKD 78):  Sometimes one member of a set may be partially analyzed. For example, {jonta'} "engine" begins with {jon}, which is also found in {jonwI'} "engineer", and ends with {ta'}, which also occurs in {mIqta'} "machinery". The other members of these synonym sets, {QuQ} "engine" and {jo'} "machinery", cannot be further analyzed.

SeH  		control (v)
SeHlaw  	control panel,  console KBoP (n)
SeHwI'  	controller (n)

Other known {yaHmey} "duty stations" are:

Qu' vu'wI' yaH 	Mission Ops
ropyaH 	infirmary

Ca'Non Master of the Klingons

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