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Re: [Tlhingan-hol] Klingon Word of the Day: Se'vIr malja'

Steven Boozer (

> Klingon Word of the Day for Friday, June 14, 2013
> Klingon word: Se'vIr malja'
> Part of speech: noun
> Definition: publishing house
> Source: found at the publisher's page of the paq'batlh

Okrand's email to Quvar (10/24/2011):

  the Klingon phrase for publishing house is {Se'vIr malja'}.
  {Se'vIr} is a publication of any kind (print or otherwise);
  it's a new word.  {malja'} means "business".

Elsevier (the venerated Dutch publishing house). 
["BTW at the qepHom'a' MO confirmed that {Se'vIr malja'} is indeed based on the name of Elsevier publishing company." ('ISqu', 11/26/2011)

Related words:

paq 		book (n)
ghItlh 	manuscript (n)
mem 		catalog (n)

Since I'm a cataloger (*{paq buvwI'}?) in an academic library, I can't resist... For "title" we can use {per} "label"; for "author" *{qonwI'}; for an issue of a magazine, etc. {chovnatlh} "specimen" (KLI < Starfleet Academy #18) or {jabbI'ID} "data transmission" [STC #104]).  {nargh} "escape; appear" is sometimes used for the verb "publish, release" (e.g. books, magazines, movies, DVDs, etc.).

Qov (and any others), what bibliographical terms do you routinely use?

Ca'Non Master of the Klingons

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