[tlhIngan Hol] Klingon Word of the Day: Hut'In vIl

Will Martin willmartin2 at mac.com
Thu Jun 6 12:59:28 PDT 2019


When I worked in Colonial Williamsburg I learned that in the 18th century, a screwdriver was a hammer. What we now call a screwdriver was then called a screw TURNER. Early screws were so course-grained that they were often driven in with hammers. Alternatively, you could turn them in with screw turners.

charghwI’ vaghnerya’ngan

rInpa’ bomnIS be’’a’ pI’.




> On Jun 6, 2019, at 11:53 AM, Steven Boozer <sboozer at uchicago.edu> wrote:
> 
> Klingon word: Hut'In vIl
> Part of speech: noun
> Definition: screw
> Source: email to Qov, 13 august 2012
> _______________________________________________
> 
> (Qov < Okrand, 8/13/2012):  The word for screw is {Hut'In vIl}, which is, of course, a ridgy {Hut'In}. Turns out {Hut'In} is the word for nail. Maltz also volunteered that the word for spike is {wIl}.
> 
> SEE:
> Hut'In  		nail (n)
> vIl  		be ridgy (v)
> 
> SEE ALSO:
> mI'rab 		spiral (n)
> Hut'In 		nail (n)
> pu' 		spike (on boot) (n)
> DuQwI' 		spike (n)
> 
> ver 		be spiral (v)
> voD 		drill, bore (v)
> mup  		impact,  strike (v)
> 
> --
> Voragh
> Ca'Non Master of the Klingons
> 
> 
> _______________________________________________
> tlhIngan-Hol mailing list
> tlhIngan-Hol at lists.kli.org
> http://lists.kli.org/listinfo.cgi/tlhingan-hol-kli.org

-------------- next part --------------
An HTML attachment was scrubbed...
URL: <http://lists.kli.org/pipermail/tlhingan-hol-kli.org/attachments/20190606/59d9c2f8/attachment.html>


More information about the tlhIngan-Hol mailing list