[tlhIngan Hol] Klingon Word of the Day: jonwI'

Steven Boozer sboozer at uchicago.edu
Mon Jul 26 08:27:08 PDT 2021

Klingon Word of the Day for Monday, July 26, 2021

Klingon word:	jonwI'
Part of speech: 	noun
Definition: 	engineer

(TKD, intro to the word list):  Sometimes one member of a set may be partially analyzed. For example, {jonta'} "engine" begins with {jon}, which is also found in {jonwI'} "engineer}, and ends with {ta'}, which also occurs in {mIqta'} "machinery." 

(MO to Lieven, 1/09/2012): "Words for bricklayer, roof maker, plumber, and so on are all based on the verb {mutlh}, meaning "construct, assemble, put together".  Someone who does this, then, is a {mutlhwI'}.  […]  The idea is that a {mutlhwI'} puts things together.

jonpIn  		engineering officer (n)
jonta' 		engine (n)
jonSeH yaH  	engineering (station on ship) (n)
jonta' pa'  	engineering (department/room on ship) (n)

chamwI' 	technician (n)
tI'wI' 		[repairman)] (n)
tej 		scientist (n)

jom 		install (a device), equip (v)
leH 		maintain
tI' 		fix, repair (v)

Voragh, Ca'Non Master of the Klingons
    Please contribute relevant vocabulary from the last year or two. I’ve fallen 
    behind in updating my files and adding cross-references for related words.  

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