[tlhIngan Hol] is De' "data, information" countable ?

Lieven L. Litaer levinius at gmx.de
Fri Jul 10 08:40:17 PDT 2020


Am 10.07.2020 um 17:20 schrieb SuStel:
> In English, the word /data/ occupies a strange place as far as plurals
> go. It's a relatively late entry from Latin, where /data/ is the plural
> of /datum./

FYI, in German, "Datum" means "date" (as in "october 12th 1996"). The
plural is "Daten", and intesting then to see that the same word "Daten"
when talking about computers means "data" (the stuff stored on the hard
drive, compare "Datenspeicher" to "data storage"). But, going back,
there is no singular form of the things stored on a computer. (Actually,
that would be the information, in singular.)

It's obviously all overlapping between the languages.

Very interesting how learning Klingon is leading to learning from other
languages. :-)

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Lieven L. Litaer
aka the "Klingon Teacher from Germany"
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