[tlhIngan Hol] 'uD'a' laser

De'vID de.vid.jonpin at gmail.com
Mon Nov 2 01:33:21 PST 2020

On Fri, 30 Oct 2020 at 14:56, Steven Boozer <sboozer at uchicago.edu> wrote:

> Here's what I have in my notes:
> 'uD             laser (n) KGT
> sic for {'uD'a'} - an error from the "official charghwI' list" at the KLI
> web site [source?]

Why do you think this is an error, as opposed to just the same noun with
the suffix {-'a'}?

> 'uD Haqtaj      laser scalpel (n) (medical device) [HQ 1.3:9 < veS QonoS]
> 'uD'a'                  laser (n) [HQ 1.3:9 < veS QonoS]
> If {'uD'a'} is the correct form, it begs the question: "What is {'uD}?
> Perhaps a beam of light?  Or a smallish, low-power laser (suitable for
> surgical devices), with {'uD'a'} being the more powerful kind used in
> industry or as a weapon?

This is how I have understood the definitions, that {'uD} and {'uD'a'} both
mean "laser", with the latter being a bigger, more powerful, or more
important version of the former.

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