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RE: Facebook in Klingon

Steven Boozer (sboozer@uchicago.edu)



ghunchu'wI':
>> > 1. Mobile Video
>> > >   Glossary: Video uploaded from a mobile phone.
>> >
>> > {lengwI' HaSta} "traveller's visual display"

qurgh:
>> Is {HaSta} the closest word we have to video? I've seen {much} used to
>> refer to it as well.
>>
>> {much'e' qonbogh QumwI'} "Presentation that a communicator recorded"
>>
>> I normally refer to my mobile phone as a {QumwI'}.

De'vID:
>I too have the impression that <HaSta> refers to the projection/display
>device, and <much> to the projected audiovisual data.

{HaSta} "visual display (on monitor)" seems to be the image displayed on a monitor.  {much} is a "presentation" (presumably the act or event), while {jIH} "monitor (device), viewing screen" is the physical device the {HaSta} is displayed on.  

{jIH'a'} "main viewscreen, main viewer" is that large viewscreen on the bridge of many space vessels in Trek:

   motlh ray' luSamlaHmeH De' Qatlh cha' tlhIngan Duj jIH'a' 
   The main viewer on a Klingon ship is usually overlaid with a
   complex target acquisition grid. SP3

I would call the little monitors (devices) on mobile phones, iPods, etc. *{jIHHom}.

There's also a verb {jIH} "monitor":

  jolbogh ghom wa'DIch DamuvlaHmeH De' DaneHchugh, Se'vam yIjIHtaH 
  Stay tuned for information on how you can be among the first to
  beam aboard! STX

and a verb {cha'} "show, display (picture)"

  HaSta yIcha' 
  Show the visual display! TKD

  wIy yIcha'
  [untranslated] KCD 

  mIvwIjDaq poghlIj vIcha' 
  I display your glove on my helmet.  KGT

  tlhIngan Dujmey law'qu' SommeyDaq batlh cha'lu' 
  [It] has been emblazoned upon the hulls of countless Klingon starships. SP1 

  motlh ray' luSamlaHmeH De' Qatlh cha' tlhIngan Duj jIH'a' 
  The main viewer on a Klingon ship is usually overlaid with a complex target
  acquisition grid. SP3

The verb {much} means "present, perform (music)":

KGT 71:  The word for "perform music", whether instrumental or vocal and instrumental together, is {much}, which in other contexts means "present", as in "present a gift to someone". 

KGT 70:  Although Klingon music is performed rather infrequently outside of the Empire, music plays a vital role in Klingon culture, particularly vocal music.

KGT 72:  Traditional Klingon music is generally performed only by those who have had a great deal of training. The study of this type of music, whether composition or performance, is considered a discipline not unlike a martial art. 


SuStel:
| I think the only context it's ever been used in is to refer to showing
| a normal view outside a ship. It's what you get when the captain shouts,
| "Visual!"

As SuStel indicates, {HaSta} seems to be a normal "realistic" view as opposed to {wIy} "tactical display (on monitor)" -- i.e. those various symbols representing ships (both friendly and enemy), torpedoes, mines, etc. usually overlaying a red triangular Klingon targeting grid.


-- 
Voragh                          
Canon Master of the Klingons







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