[tlhIngan Hol] Klingon Word of the Day: pu'jIn

Steven Boozer sboozer at uchicago.edu
Wed Oct 16 08:11:31 PDT 2019

Klingon word: pu'jIn
Part of speech: noun
Definition: map, plan (as in a building plan)
Source: Marc Okrand Email November 20, 2009

(Lieven < Okrand, 11/20/2009):   I did see him [Maltz] earlier today as he was running off to grab a cup of coffee or something. I told him about the lack of good words relating to architecture. He said he wasn't an architect himself, so he'd have to think about that. But he did know the word for plan (the big piece of paper). He said it's {pu'jIn} -- same as the word for map.
(Lieven, 11/15/2011):  By the way, the word for blueprint … is {pu'jIn}, a word we learned some years ago.

(Lieven < Okrand, 10/24/2011):  {ren} ["design,  map out,  plan"] is not the same as {'ogh} "invent", which implies creating something that hasn't been created before. And it's not the same as {nab} "plan" which is used for planning an event (or a battle strategy or whatever), just as the noun {nab} "plan" cannot be used to refer to blueprints.
(Lieven, 11/07/2016 < qepHom 2016):  The word for grid on a spreadsheet ({tlhat}) can also be used for the lines (grid) on a map.

Pugin (and Charles Barry) built the Houses of Parliament (Fiat Knox)

renwI'  		designer,  architect (n)
qurbuSwI' 	architect (Morskan dialect) (n)
wa’chaw 	spreadsheet, table (n)
nav 		paper (n)
'echlet 		board (n)
ghantoH 	model, example, pattern (n)

Ca'Non Master of the Klingons

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