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Re: pu'jIn

Christopher Doty (suomichris@gmail.com)



Well, architect is technically "chief builder," which could also have
other interpretations in English, but doesn't.

This seems easy to explain, though:

pu'jIn chenmoHwI'

If one needed to specify the difference between a map maker and a
plans maker, one could say

qach pu'jIn chenmoHwI' or puH pu'jIn chenmoHwI'

Architecture could then be (qach) pu'jIn chenmoHghachQeD.

No?

Chris

On Tue, Nov 24, 2009 at 13:55, Terrence Donnelly
<terrence.donnelly@sbcglobal.net> wrote:
> --- On Tue, 11/24/09, Steven Boozer <sboozer@uchicago.edu> wrote:
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>> 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?
>>
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> 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.
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