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

Steven Boozer (sboozer@uchicago.edu)



> Klingon Word of the Day for Thursday, June 27, 2013
> 
> Klingon word: Qum
> Part of speech: noun
> Definition: communications, communication related technology
> Source: BOP

KGT 158f.:  The word {pIn} is also found in nonslang terms referring to crew members on a ship:  {QeDpIn} (science officer), {QumpIn} (communications officer) ... Note that for the crew terms, in one case {pIn} follows a noun ({QeD}, "science" thus, {QeDpIn} is "science boss"), but in the other, it follows what is found elsewhere only as a verb ({Qum}, "communicate"), suggesting that there may have been a noun {Qum} (communication) at some point in the past.

This suggested noun did in fact appear later on the BOP poster.

Related words:

Qum  			communicate (v)

Qum De'wI'  	communications computer (n)
Qum pat  		communications system, radio (n)
Qum patmey  	communications systems (n)
Qum SeHlaw  	communications console (n)
QumpIn  		communications officer (n)
QumwI'  		communicator,  communications device (n)

And just possibly...

Qumran  		scroll (n) 

(Pun aside - scrolls are an ancient technology for recording, communicating and transferring information.)


--
Voragh
Ca'Non Master of the Klingons




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