[tlhIngan Hol] {SaD} {SanID} difference

De'vID de.vid.jonpin at gmail.com
Tue Nov 26 01:12:07 PST 2019

On Mon, 25 Nov 2019 at 18:39, nIqolay Q <niqolay0 at gmail.com> wrote:

> On Mon, Nov 25, 2019 at 10:18 AM Steven Boozer <sboozer at uchicago.edu>
> wrote:
>> (TKD 53):  Higher numbers are formed by adding special number-forming
>> elements to the basic set of numbers (1-9) ... Both {SaD} and {SanID} are
>> equally correct for thousand, and both are used with roughly equal
>> frequency. It is not known why this number alone has two variants.
>> AFAIK Okrand has never revealed the reason.  (Has anyone asked him?)
> *meq vISovbe'. mu' wa'DIch qolHa'pu' Hov leng wej ghetwI'pu' vaj cha'
> mu'vetlh tutlhmoHta' 'oqranD, 'e' vI'Ir.*
> *DIvI' Hol mu' <thousand> 'InDogh Qav rur cha' mu'vetlh. chaq DIvI' Hol
> mu'mey luqa'lu'meH**, **QIch wab qonnISqa'pu' * *ghetwI'pu'*
> *.*

{SaD} and {SanID} were very likely created to fit the several lines which
say "Range, X thou*sand* kellicams" in Star Trek III. Maybe he created two
versions both of which fit the mouth movement for "thousand", to see which
one sounded better or had the right length when the actor spoke it, but it
was left undecided when they didn't film those lines in Klingon.

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