[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)
> 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
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