[tlhIngan Hol] New Words and Grammar Points from qep'a' cha'maH javDIch

nIqolay Q niqolay0 at gmail.com
Mon Jul 22 11:01:48 PDT 2019


On Mon, Jul 22, 2019 at 2:52 AM qurgh lungqIj <qurgh at wizage.net> wrote:

> Grammar Points & SImyon scale reference:
> https://www.kli.org/activities/qepmey/qepa-chamah-javdich/qepa-chamah-javdich-canon/
>

I did some math for the SImyon conversion to kill time during lunch.
Back-solving from the two equalities where one value is zero (-210C = 0S,
0C = 183S), we get the following *wItte'mey* for converting between S, C,
and F:

   - S = (61/70)C + 183 = (305F + 105530) / 630
   - C = (70/61)(S - 183) = (5/9)(F - 32)
   - F = (630S - 105530) / 305 = (9/5)C + 32
   - Absolute zero = -273.15C = -459.67F = -55.14S

(Or you could just use the converter at Hol 'ampaS.)

On Mon, Jul 22, 2019 at 12:48 PM Daniel Dadap <daniel at dadap.net> wrote:

> vabDot cha' mu'mey DIghaj!
>

Sometimes, when Okrand provides nouns for Klingon equivalents of Earth
animals, I like to look at the puns involved to try and get an idea of what
sort of animal he had in mind when coming up with the term. Admittedly,
this is not at all a rigorous scientific exercise, though it does give me
an excuse to post two of the puns I've found.
*ngavyaw' *backwards sounds like "white fang" ("*way vang*"), a 1906 book
by Jack London about a wolfdog.
*qovIj* backwards is *jIvoq*, "I trust" or "I have faith", which is also
the Latin meaning of the dog name "Fido".
So without further clarification I'd probably use *tera' ngavyaw' *for
larger or more wolf-like Earth canids, and *tera' qovIj* for ones that are
smaller or more dog-like.
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