[tlhIngan Hol] Klingon Word of the Day: morgh

Steven Boozer sboozer at uchicago.edu
Mon May 15 06:19:56 PDT 2017

> Klingon Word of the Day for Sunday, May 14, 2017
> Klingon word: morgh
> Part of speech: noun
> Definition: unit of area (27 square 'ujmey)
> Source: qepHom 2016

An {'uj} is a Klingon unit of linear measure, approximately 35 cm.

(st.k 2/03/1999):  An {'uj} is a unit of linear measurement, roughly 35 centimeters; an {'uj'a'}, or "big *uj*" [...] is nine times as long, or nine *ujes*, somewhat over three meters. [...] Thus the existence of a unit known as a "big *uj*" ({'uj'a'}) does not mean there's a mathematically related diminutive counterpart (a "little *uj*," or {'ujHom}).

Someone did the math and based on the measurements from the BoP Poster, 1 {'uj} ≈ 0.3483 meters or 34.83 cm.

AFAIK never used in a sentence.

N.B. Do not confuse with the verb {morgh} "protest".  

?{morgh} also appears as a morpheme in the unrelated nouns {may'morgh} "battle array" and {rejmorgh} "worrywart".

tlhIngan ghantoH pIn'a'
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