[tlhIngan Hol] Klingon Word of the Day: ngI'

Steven Boozer sboozer at uchicago.edu
Mon Mar 9 07:18:16 PDT 2020

Klingon Word of the Day for Sunday, March 08, 2020

Klingon word: ngI'
Part of speech: verb
Definition: have a weight of, weigh

  wejvatlh SochmaH vagh SaD cheb'a'mey ngI' Duj 
  Mass: 8.7 KT.  (KBoP)

(qep'a' 2017 New Words):  For the notion of "pressurized" (as what happens inside an airplane to make sure those yellow masks don't fall down), Maltz said to use the verb {ngI'} "have a weight of, weigh".  […]  The lack of an expressed object (the specific weight) is not a problem.  It may be weird or pointless to say {ngI' muD}, but it's not ungrammatical.

  ngI'chu' muD 
  Atmosphere pressurization complete. (DSC "The Butcher's Knife..." NON-CANON)

cheb		unit of weight (ca. five pounds or 2.25 kg.) (n)
cheb'a' 		unit of weight (equal to 9 times a {cheb}) (n)

wa'lay 		mass (n)
Surmen 	pressure (n)

'ugh 		be heavy (v)
tIS 		be light (weight) (v)
HIS 		be compressed (as in air) (v)

Ca'Non Master of the Klingons

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