Complicated words

A few new translations based on this thread.

bootstrap

  • The literal piece of leather (or fabric) used to pull up one’s boots would be antisapa (strap-boot).
  • The process by which the operating system of a computer is loaded into its memory would be nyanamu (program-start).
  • A means of advancing oneself or accomplishing something without aid would be nkomaki (raise-REFL), mulaki (start-REFL).
  • Hawking radiation

  • Black body radiation (in thermodynamics) or the radiation presumed to be given off by a black hole by quantum mechanical processes would be hosahakuane (radiation-Hawking)
  • sandhi

  • A cover term for a wide variety of phonological processes that occur at morpheme or word boundaries, such as the fusion of sounds across word boundaries and the alteration of sounds due to neighboring sounds or due to the grammatical function of adjacent words would be ototsuna (sound-join).
  • binomial theorem

  • A formula giving the expansion of a binomial such as ( a + b ) raised to any positive integer power would be tsakuta’ono (theory-two-thing).
  • Linux distro

  • yeku tlinukusu (distribution Linux)
  • kaiju

  • A giant monster, particularly such as those common to Japanese science fiction films, like Godzilla or Gamera. Short for 大怪獣 (giant kaiju) hayanati (beast-myth)
  • cheddar cheese

  • A variety of hard, pale yellow cheese originally produced in the region around Cheddar. in Somerset, England mputsa tseta’a (cheese Cheddar)
  • Zeitgeist

  • The spirit of the age; the taste, outlook, and spirit characteristic of a period tlo’e (tide of thought)
  • terminal emulator

  • A terminal emulator, a program that emulates a video terminal opuamali (terminal-virtual)
  • non-standard analysis

  • Analysis founded upon the hyperreal number system, i.e., which formally defines and uses infinitesimals, especially differentials hilanumunke (anaylize-standard-NEG)
  • Currywurst

  • A German national dish consisting of hot pork sausage cut into slices and seasoned with curry sauce kanikuli amenyayo (sausage-curry German)
  • tau

  • tao
  • d-pad

  • A plus-shaped directional input pad on a video game controller that allows for eight degrees of movement, now largely superseded by the thumbstick satamuele (control-direction)
  • poutine

  • A dish consisting of french fries topped with cheese curds and gravy, eaten primarily in Canada putina or ahyatame ma’a tsalatsu ma mputsa (potato-fried with sauce-meat and cheese
  • dungeonpunk

  • Referring to urban fantasy settings that emphasize magic used as widespread technology, and a cynical (but not grimdark) setting. tontsaponka
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