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

Steven Boozer sboozer at uchicago.edu
Mon Jul 22 09:48:32 PDT 2019

Maltz also revealed the noun {botlh} “median [of a group of numbers]”.

Sometimes it’s useful to see the other words revealed at the same time; alphabetical listings obscure possible relationships so you’ll need to examine the entire list.  By my count, there are seven new number or math-related items:

botlh               median [of a group of numbers] (n)
ghIl                 be the mean,  be the average [arithmetic mean]  (v)

ghIqtu'           mathematical or chemical formula [representation in symbols] (n)
wItte'              mathematical equation (n)

mun'a'            unit of area (n) [A {mun'a'} is 729 {morghmey}.]
[Revealed at qep’a’ 2016,  a {morgh} is 27 square {'ujmey}. (Voragh)]

Haw                be random, arbitrary, unpredictable, fortuitous (v)
[For random numbers, as when throwing dice, use the verb {'al} “float” instead of {Haw}.  {mI' 'al} “(a) random number”; {'al mI'} “the number is random”.  There is also a slang expression {Du'Hom mI'} “random number” (literally “garden number”).]

loch                 be a fraction of, make up a portion of, constitute part of (v)
[{wej loch cha'} 2/3; {vagh loch wej} 3/5; {loS loch jav} 6/4.  In theory, if appropriate in a mathematical discussion, one could say {wa' loch wej} “three one-ths”.  (Though perhaps a little grammatically aberrant, this would not be {wa' luloch wej}.)]

Ca'Non Master of the Klingons

From: Jeffrey Clark
A mean is a type of mathematical average (mean, median, and mode being the three kinds). The definition is precise and unambiguous.

On Jul 22, 2019, at 09:55, SuStel wrote:
On 7/22/2019 8:30 AM, De'vID wrote:

The page says ghIl means be the mean, be the average [arithmetic mean]. Is this meant to be an imprecise layman's term (since the mean and the average are different things), or does it actually mean arithmetic mean, and average is just in there to (imprecisely) guide a layman's understanding of what a mean is? Or is it some mathematical term that is somehow both a mean and an average?



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