S nIq
nik ] / [ nik ]
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about the wrong word for knitting.
word type: verb, TKD chapter 4.
Probably transitive (not confirmed)


Message to the list of October 28, 2014

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A fake word for "knitting" appeared on the web in 2010 (see knitting for details). When this story came up on Facebook, Klingonist David Yonge-Mallo drew Marc Okrand's attention to it. Here's what he had to say:

Maltz isn't on Facebook, but I talked with him about it.

He said he does not knit and, in fact, wasn't quite sure what knitting was. I explained. He said there is a word perhaps best translated as "weave” and that he has heard of using sticks when doing a certain kind of weaving, but he didn't know a name for that other than weaving. (There are apparently other types of weaving also.)

The word for "weave" (verb) is nIq.

For the sticks used when doing whatever this weaving technique is, he's only heard Hut'Inmey tIq.

(Message to the list of October 28, 2014)

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Latest edit: 27 Apr 2021, by KlingonTeacher
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