# [tlhIngan Hol] Can {boq} be used..

Steven Boozer sboozer at uchicago.edu
Thu Jun 30 06:51:21 PDT 2016

```boq            alliance, bloc, coalition (n)

taHjaj boq
[Long live the alliance!] (TKD 173, untranslated)

boq lucherDI' tlhIngan wo' romuluS Hov wo' je So'wI'
cham Suqpu' tlhIngan wo'.
Cloaking technology was gained through an alliance
with the Romulan Star Empire... S33

boq ru'
coalition (lit. “temporary alliance”) KGT

boq            fusion (n) KBoP

Hong boq chuyDaH: loS
Impulse Fusion Thrusters – 4. KBoP

boqwI'          ally (n)

boq            ally with, form an alliance with (v)

Also used in math for addition:

4 + 3 = 7
wej boq loS; chen Soch
“four allies with three; seven forms” (HQ 9.3)

boqHa'         dis-ally, dissociate from (v)

Also used in math for subtraction:

4 - 3 = 1
loS boqHa' wej; chen wa'
"three dissociates from four: one forms" (HQ 9.3)

boq'egh        ally with oneself (v)

Also used in math for multiplication:

2 × 3 = 6
cha'logh boq'egh wej; chen jav
"twice, three allies with itself; six forms" (HQ 9.3)

boqHa''egh     dis-ally from oneself, dissociate from oneself (v)

Also used in math for division:

6 ÷ 3 = 2
wejlogh boqHa''egh jav; chen cha'
“three times, six dissociates from itself; two forms” (HQ 9.3)

From: tlhIngan-Hol [mailto:tlhingan-hol-bounces at lists.kli.org] On Behalf Of John R. Harness
Sent: Thursday, June 30, 2016 1:36 AM

It's primary meaning is the political sense of "make an alliance with," as in your example. Note also the noun {boq} means "alliance, bloc, coalition, fusion."

To my understanding the use in math is an extension from this.

On Thu, Jun 30, 2016 at 1:20 AM, mayqel qunenoS <mihkoun at gmail.com<mailto:mihkoun at gmail.com>> wrote:
Can {boq} be used in the sense

{voragh SuStel lieven je vIboq}
I ally with voragh, SuStel and lieven

Or is it only to be used in math ?

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