# [tlhIngan Hol] weight of cheb

Will Martin willmartin2 at mac.com
Wed Oct 28 05:41:26 PDT 2020

My own dictionary lists the measurements as:

cheb = approximately 5 pounds (2.25kg)

cheb’a’ = approximately 45-46.4 pounds (20.4-21.05kg) (9-9.28 cheb)

Sources are MSN and the Bird of Prey poster.

Overall, Okrand has been a little vague about measurements; good enough to understand roughly how heavy a think is described by a Klingon, or roughly what to tell a Klingon that a thing weighs, but not enough for serious business exchanges, or for passing on grandma’s recipe for ro’qegh ‘Iwchab, unless grandma was vague and sloppy.

charghwI’ vaghnerya’ngan

rInpa’ bomnIS be’’a’ pI’.

> On Oct 28, 2020, at 7:31 AM, Melanie Roney <nahqun at gmail.com> wrote:
>
> DloraH(?) had a page up that had a very nice conversion table all layed out.
>
> I can't seem to find it, though.
>
> Anyone else have the link?
>
> ~Melanie Roney
> Sent from my Palm Prē
>
> On Wed, Oct 28, 2020, 04:30 Lieven L. Litaer <levinius at gmx.de <mailto:levinius at gmx.de>> wrote:
> Hello,
>
> I know that {cheb} is defined as "roughly 5 lbs" in Okrand's Usenet
> message. And the BoP poster mentions the weight of {cheb'a'} in the
> following relationship:
>
> 375,000 cheb'a' = 8.7 KT
>
> I remember reading that 1 {cheb'a'} might be 9 {cheb}, but no matter
> what I calculate, I don't get it – so where's my error?
>
> --
> Lieven L. Litaer
> aka the "Klingon Teacher from Germany"
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