[tlhIngan Hol] {law}, bat'telh in new words list

Alan Anderson qunchuy at alcaco.net
Thu Mar 23 20:16:49 PDT 2017

On Thu, Mar 23, 2017 at 6:41 PM, MorphemeAddict <lytlesw at gmail.com> wrote:

> I just discovered the word {law} in the New Words List, 'nogree (1/243 of
> a circle)'. Was there a discussion here about this word? Are there other
> words based on powers of three in Klingon math?

{cheb'a'} and {'uj'a'} are units of measurement equivalent to nine {cheb}
and nine {'uj}, respectively.

The idiom {wa'maH wej} meaning "it's complicated" is a reference to the
archaic ternary-ish counting system. [The Klingon Dictionary gives
examples: "Counting proceeded as follows: 1, 2, 3; 3+1, 3+2, 3+3; 2×3+1,
2×3+2, 2×3+3; 3×3+1, 3×3+2, 3×3+3; and then it got complicated."]

Is the English for {betleH bey'} really 'Bat'telh display', or should it be
> 'Bat'leth display'?

I took the "bat'telh" spelling from the scripts for ST:TNG and from the
Star Trek Encyclopedia. Can someone with the recently revised and expanded
edition of the Encyclopedia tell me whether it has changed the "official"
spelling to more closely match the bizarre Federation pronunciation?

-- ghunchu'wI'
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