[tlhIngan Hol] I've had it with the finger verbs !

Christa Hansberry chransberry at gmail.com
Mon Aug 1 08:01:55 PDT 2016

In my (limited) experience, how you number finger on Earth mostly depends
on whether you're a pianist (or player of another keyboard instrument), or
a violinist (or player of another stringed instrument). I hear "fourth
finger" and immediately think of the ring finger, while my brother hears
"fourth finger" and immediately thinks of the pinky.

Which has little to do with how Klingons number fingers or toes.


On Mon, Aug 1, 2016 at 8:53 AM, seruq <seruq at bellsouth.net> wrote:

> > > As a physician, myself, I do number them
> > > from 1 to 5, but it's not always helpful to use
> > > the numbers with my patients
> > and here lies the heart of the problem.
> > because numbers are confusing, the definitions
> > of the finger verbs should not be given using numbering
> > terms.
> > the numbering system must either be used
> > correctly, or not used at all.
> You have mentioned in a few emails now about the confusion of numbering
> toes and fingers.  I am confused about where the confusion lies.  1 through
> 5.  In your original email, you showed that you number them the same as
> everyone else; 1 through 5, starting with the thumb or big toe.
> Was is recently revealed that Klingons count fingers and toes starting
> with 0, like Human computer peripherals?  Did I miss something?
> - DloraH
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