[tlhIngan Hol] Anyone wan to help design a Klingon ruler?

Ed Bailey bellerophon.modeler at gmail.com
Wed Nov 2 15:20:02 PDT 2016

On Wed, Nov 2, 2016 at 4:32 PM, Felix Malmenbeck <felixm at kth.se> wrote:

> Sounds like fun! Won't be able to join the team myself, however.
Oh, boy! Now I want to make a Klingon ruler!

> Sadly, we know very little of units of length smaller than one 'uj, but
> yes, there is confirmation of those measurements being expressed using
> decimals. In the link above, you'll find examples such as
> wejvatlh loSmaH loS vI' vagh wej 'ujmey (344,53 'ujmey)
> Just as feet are divided into both tenths of feet (for surveying) and
inches (for carpentry, machining, etc.), perhaps Klingons use both decimal
{'ujmey} and {'ujHommey} according to purpose. Based on how augmentatives
multiply units of measurement by nine, it's reasonable to expect that
diminutives divide then by nine, in which an {'ujHom} would be one ninth of
an {'uj} or 3.87cm. Another thing to ask Maltz. I'd hate to make a ruler
marked with {'ujHommey} only to find out from Maltz an {'ujHom} is actually
a twenty-seventh of an {'uj}.

> > Should a Klingon ruler double as a weapon?
> Depends on the end-user, I suppose, but I personally would advise against
> it; rulers are rulers and weapons are weapons.
In the hands of my second-grade teacher, it was a weapon. rut muHup 'a

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