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Re: [Tlhingan-hol] Klingon Word of the Day: nab

Steven Boozer (sboozer@uchicago.edu)



> Klingon Word of the Day for Tuesday, August 06, 2013
> 
> Klingon word: nab
> Part of speech: verb
> Definition: plan

Marc Okrand to architect Lieven L. Litaer (11/20/2009)

  I told him about the lack of good words relating to
  architecture. [...] he did know the word for plan
  (the big piece of paper). He said it's {pu'jIn} --
  same as the word for map.

Okrand to Lieven again (10/24/2011):

  [Maltz] did say, though, that there is a verb {ren} that
  means design or map out or plan. [...] {ren} 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.

Cf. the idiom {nab He} "plot (a) course":

  nImbuS wej maghoS, He yInab 
  Plot course for Nimbus III. (ST5 notes)
  ("We're going to Nimbus III. Plot a course!")

  He pagh-pagh-vagh-jav-pagh-jav yInab 
  Plot course 0.0.5.6.0.6. (ST5 notes)

  He pagh-pagh-pagh-DoD-cha' yInab 
  Plot course zero-zero-zero, mark two. ST5


Related words:

Hech 		intend (v)
QuS 		conspire (v)

nab  		plan, procedure (n)
jInmol 	project (n)
mIw 		procedure, process (n)
QuS 		conspiracy (n)

jey		itinerary (n)
'ISjaH 	calendar (n)
pu'jIn 	map, plan, blueprint (n)


--
Voragh
Ca'Non Master of the Klingons



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