[tlhIngan Hol] mu' chu' chabal tetlh!

Anthony Appleyard a.appleyard at btinternet.com
Fri Mar 24 23:50:35 PDT 2017


That is:-

(1) We need an adjective comparative, to add to an adjectival verb (e.g. {pI'} = "he is fat" :: {Y pI'X} = "he is fatter than Y"), easier to use than the law' / puS construction.

(2) We need an generalized adverbial for adjectival verbs (e.g. {QIp} = "he is stupid" :: {QIpZ} = "stupidly")

Or both together, e.g. {Y qIpZX} = "more stupidly than Y".

----Original message----
>From : felixm at kth.se
Date : 24/03/2017 - 22:13 (GMTST)
To : tlhingan-hol at kli.org
Subject : Re: [tlhIngan Hol] mu' chu' chabal tetlh!

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> Would we have or want a word (or a way to describe):
> pump (v) - as in move fluids through pipes.
        
I believe it's quite well covered by {ngaH}, {vo'}, {chung}, {vIHmoH}, {Qay} and some others. Possibly also {rey}, assuming this isn't just a musical term.

That being said, I'd certainly welcome more terminology for pumping, both general and specific, technical and layman; it's a very fundamental and important process in many fields of science (including anatomy, chemistry and physics), so I wouldn't be surprised to learn that Klingons have lots of great words for it.

Another thing that might be useful for discussing pumping is expressions for describing repeated actions. Examples of useful distinctions might include:

repeatedly
do and then undo
(ir)regularly
periodically
cyclically
ad infinitum
with (increasing/decreasing/oscillating/unchanged) amplitude
with (increasing/decreasing/oscillating/unchanged) frequency

For example, if we pretend that we have adverbs with these "definitions":

{[irregularly] joqtaH tIqwIj.}
("My heart is beating irregularly.")

{[with increasing frequency] rontaH peng.}
("The torpedo is spinning (about its axis) faster and faster.")

{[with increasing frequecny] [with decreasing amplitude] bavchuqtaH luSpetmey.}
("The black holes were orbiting each other closer and closer and faster and faster.")

{[repeatedly] [do and undo] chovnatlh bIrmoH QulwI'.}
("The researcher cooled and heated the sample.")

{[ad infinitum] [cyclically] [do and undo] Sach 'u' 'e' luHar 'op tejpu'.}
("Some scientists believe that the universe expands and contracts in an eternal cycle.")

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From: tlhIngan-Hol <tlhingan-hol-bounces at lists.kli.org> on behalf of Jeremy Silver <jp.silver at tiscali.co.uk>
Sent: Friday, March 24, 2017 17:01
To: tlhingan-hol at kli.org
Subject: Re: [tlhIngan Hol] mu' chu' chabal tetlh!

New word request too:

> My nagging feeling was about the existence of a way to talk about
> intersections, not about traversals. Jeremy already dismissed the idea
> of traversal in the post I replied to.

Been thinking about intersections in the meantime too.

Has some variation of {ghom} been used for this idea?


On an unrelated note, Voragh's recent wotd reply post reminded me we have
{joq} used in the context of heartbeat, so how would we comment on the other
function of the heart?

Would we have or want a word (or a way to describe):
pump (v) - as in move fluids through pipes.



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