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

De'vID de.vid.jonpin at gmail.com
Wed Oct 16 11:57:20 PDT 2019

On Wed, 16 Oct 2019 at 17:11, Steven Boozer <sboozer at uchicago.edu> wrote:

> 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.

There's one line from a filmed but deleted scene in Star Trek 2009 where
{pu'jIn} is said twice:
{buqmeylIjDaq DIvI' De' pu'jInmey... [cut]... 'ach pu'jInmeylIj bIHbe'.}

The "[cut]" indicates a lacuna where the camera angle changed. The deleted
scene was apparently spliced from two different takes of the line.

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