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RE: pu'jIn

Terrence Donnelly (terrence.donnelly@sbcglobal.net) [KLI Member]



--- On Tue, 11/24/09, Steven Boozer <sboozer@uchicago.edu> wrote:

> From: Steven Boozer <sboozer@uchicago.edu>
> Subject: RE: pu'jIn
> To: "'tlhingan-hol@kli.org'" <tlhingan-hol@kli.org>
> Date: Tuesday, November 24, 2009, 3:25 PM
> Lieven Litaer:
> >when I talked to Marc Okrand about the qepHom past
> weekend, I told him
> >that it was difficult to describe my job as an
> architect in Klingon.
> >
> >Here's is answer:
> >
> >===============
> >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."
> >===============
> >email from Marc Okrand, on November 20, 2009
> >-----------------------
> >
> >Okay, now I'm curious to see if Maltz remembers
> anything else :-)
> 
> Hmm... such as a word for architecture?  *{qachQeD}
> perhaps? 
>  

Alas, that serves just as well for "civil engineering" or "materials science".  Architects don't really do a scientific study of buildings, but design ones using existing principles and materials.

-- ter'eS








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