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

De'vID de.vid.jonpin at gmail.com
Tue Jul 23 06:35:56 PDT 2019


On Tue, 23 Jul 2019 at 15:23, Mark E. Shoulson <mark at kli.org> wrote:

> I noticed the {Hut} there too.  But that doesn't necessarily mean nine
> bits.  Maybe the name was derived from some one-indexed counting of the
> bits, and named something relating to its ending at (i.e. before) the
> ninth bit. Or whatever twisted logic gave the French "huit jours" (lit.
> eight days) for "a week" and "quinze jours" (lit. fifteen days) for "a
> fortnight" (which at least comes from "fourteen nights", so the math
> works out for the English at any rate).  Me, I'm going to choose to
> believe that it's eight bits (an "octet" to be hyper-technical) and
> named off-by-one because of some... reason.
>

In case you missed it earlier in the thread, the real reason for the {Hut}
is because the pun is based on the name of the actor John Hutton
<https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0404632/>.

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De'vID
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