[tlhIngan Hol] New Words from DIS 2889

Hugh Son puqloD Hugh at qeylIS.net
Tue Jan 28 17:51:19 PST 2020

> On Jan 28, 2020, at 16:47, Jackson Bradley <j.monroe.bradley at gmail.com> wrote:
> As some of you may have noticed, this month's edition of 'eSrIv contains a number of new words

Dunqu'! jISeyqu'!

> "Mars and Jupiter have two names, as do other planets in our solar system. There's the "scientific" name and the nickname that the Klingons learned after encountering and engaging with Terrans. In talking with Terrans, or in Terran-y contexts, the nicknames are more common.
> With the nickname first:
> "Mars" - {marIS}  {Sol loS}
> "Jupiter" - {ju'pIter}  {Sol vagh}

I imagine this can be extrapolated to the other planets, and that our local star is called {Sol} in Klingon.

> For tens of millions, you have a choice.  30,000,000 could be {wejmaH'uy'}, as you suggest, or it could be {wejvatlhbIp}.  Either is fine, and the choice would probably be determined by what other (big) numbers were being mentioned in the same context.  If no other numbers are around, flip a coin."

This is very useful indeed. What about {wejSaDnetlh}? Does the smaller number suffix always go first? e.g. is {wej'uy'maH} wrong? Is it possible to use the same number suffix twice, e.g. {wejnetlhnetlh} for 300,000,000? Or {wejSaghanSaghan} for 3,000,000,000,000,000,000? Is it wrong to combine number suffixes to express a unit that already has a dedicated number suffix? e.g. {wejmaHSaD} instead of {wejnetlh}?

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