[tlhIngan Hol] Klingon Word of the Day: 'o'rIS

Steven Boozer sboozer at uchicago.edu
Wed Oct 21 08:14:33 PDT 2020

Klingon Word of the Day for Wednesday, October 21, 2020

Klingon word: 'o'rIS
Part of speech: noun
Definition: molecule
Source: qepHom 2015 p.13

cha’ bIQSIp HeySelmey, wa’ yInSIp HeySel je yugh bIQ ’o’rIS. 
The water molecule consists of two hydrogen atoms and one
  oxygen atom.  (Lieven, OK'd by MO at qepHom 2015)

(Lieven < MO, 4/01/2019):  You might use [{nu’} "be particularly small"] for atoms (if the context is appropriate). It wouldn't mean smaller than expected in that case — only tiny or something like that.

“Dilithium molecules are the hardest, most rigid …” (Scotty, TAS “The Terratin Incident”)

HeySel 		atom (n)
 -  ngIq HeySelmaj'e' nuSev 'ej nuqat… 
    Atom by atom they will coil around us... (DSC "A Vulcan Hello")
pay'an 		[atomic] particle (n)
tem 		electron (n)
yomIj 		neutron (n)
valtIn 		proton (n)
SuqSIv 		core (n) (use for "nucleus"?)
tamlerQeD  	chemistry (n)

ngIng 		have a negative charge (v)
ruS 		have a positive charge (v)

Ca'Non Master of the Klingons

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