[tlhIngan Hol] tejpu'

Chris O'Regan christopher.oregan at gmail.com
Sun Jul 28 20:35:17 PDT 2019


Hi everyone

This is my first message to the list, how exciting.

I am a bit unsure about {DI'ruj tej} being used at all because as far as I
understand it {tej} is 'scientist' whereas metaphysics is strictly speaking
not a science at all, it's a branch of philosophy, like ethics. At least
this is true of the 'western' Terran tradition.

Someone who engages is metaphysics is a metaphysician - I have never heard
the term 'metaphysicist' used in English before. I agree their work is
different to a physicist's but it's also very different to a physcician's
:). The English language term 'metaphysician' shouldn't (properly) conjure
up the idea of someone who does scientific experiments, although people
(like the Beatles) commonly get that wrong due to the confusing history of
the English-language term ('physics' was originally in Aristotle's day
something that philosophers did rather than scientists, or more accurately
there was no real categorical distinction between 'science' and
'philosophy' as we now understand them in the Western tradition).

Of course, it's quite possible that the Klingon term *does* describe
someone whose work can be appropriately categorised with our term,
'science' - maybe it's very advanced! But maybe it's also true that {QeD}
can mean something broader than the narrow definition of the English term
'science' - 'study' or 'knowledge' or something like that. I am a humble
beginner and I am sure others know more than me about this.

As for mu'mey chu' - has anyone considered that {rejghun} could resemble
the Australian rhyming slang term - 'Reg Grundies' - to mean 'undies'?


On Sun, 28 Jul 2019 at 13:13, <tlhingan-hol-request at lists.kli.org> wrote:

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> Date: Sat, 27 Jul 2019 11:53:45 +0200
> From: "De'vID" <de.vid.jonpin at gmail.com>
> To: tlhIngan-Hol <tlhingan-hol at kli.org>
> Subject: Re: [tlhIngan Hol] XQeD -> Xtej
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> On Fri, 26 Jul 2019 at 18:36, Steven Boozer <sboozer at uchicago.edu> wrote:
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> > As far as I know, the only Okrandian {tejpu?} are:
> >
> > Hovtej                  astronomer
> > mI' tej                  mathematician
> > quntej                  historian
> > yuQtej                  geographer
> > 'otlhtej                 someone who studies quantum mechanics.
> >
> >
> >
> > ? while there are many more official {QeDmey}:
> >
> >
> > HolQeD                linguistics
> > Hov leng QeD     ?Treknology?
> > HovQeD               astronomy
> >
> > HuchQeD            economics
> > nughQeD            sociology
> > porghQeD           the scientific study of bodily functions
> > DI'ruj QeD           metaphysics
> > HapQeD              physics
> > no'QeD                genealogy
> > rayQeD                genetics
> > roSqa'QeD          archaeology
> > tamlerQeD          chemistry
> > yuQQeD              geography
> >
> > 'otlhQeD             quantum mechanics,  quantum theory
> >
>
> Your list appears to be missing {qunQeD}, revealed at the same time as
> {quntej}, and {mI'QeD}, which appeared in Klingon Blockly in 2014 and which
> Okrand approved. (The revelation of {mI' tej} assumes {mI'QeD}, although
> weirdly, {mI' tej} was written with a space despite {mI'QeD} not having
> one, and {'otlhtej} appears in the same booklet without a space as well.)
>
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> Klingon word: qeD
> Part of speech: verb
> Definition: vacate
> Source: TKD
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