[tlhIngan Hol] Klingon Word of the Day: lep

jevreh at qeylis.net jevreh at qeylis.net
Thu Jan 23 09:27:57 PST 2020

In English, these words have other meanings in common use (especially colloquially) than their scientific understandings.

“Solid” can also imply things like “firm” or “structurally stable” — including for abstract concepts.

“Liquid” can be applied to movement and form.

“Solution” can also be the answer to a problem.

As a native English speaker, I personally find the disambiguation helpful to distinguish between other uses of the words.


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> On Jan 23, 2020, at 12:05, Lieven L. Litaer <levinius at gmx.de> wrote:
> Am 22.01.2020 um 16:18 schrieb Steven Boozer:
>> Klingon word: lep
>> Part of speech: noun
>> Definition: solid (state of matter)
> Maybe my knowledge of English is not sufficient, but what exactly does
> that mean? How would I use such a word in a sentence?
> We got this word together with {betgham} "liquid" and {lI'choD} "plasma
> (state of matter)".
> Can I say
> {betgham 'oH bIQ'e'}
> or
> {lep 'oH nagh'e'}
> ?
> Or does "solid" and "liquid" mean something else? How does {taS}
> "solution (liquid)" fit in here?
> Would a plural form of those makes sens? {lepmey vIlegh}
> --
> Lieven L. Litaer
> aka the "Klingon Teacher from Germany"
> http://www.klingonisch.de
> http://www.klingonwiki.net/En/NewWordsQepa23
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