[tlhIngan Hol] weight of cheb

Steven Boozer sboozer at uchicago.edu
Wed Oct 28 07:14:31 PDT 2020

Here's what I have in my notes excluding the BoP Poster examples:

(st.klingon 10/22/1997):  A common unit of weight is {cheb}, which is around five pounds (2.25 kg or so).

(Felix Malmenbeck recalculated the conversion, 7/26/2017):  All in all, 1 {cheb} ≈ 2,34 kg seems a decent rule of thumb.

(charghwI', IMO in HolQeD [number/date?]):  A {cheb'a'} is equal to 9 times a {cheb}. 

(charghwI’, 12/1999):  [Okrand] said in a conversation surrounding but not in the HolQeD interview that most units of measure had alternate forms [with] {-'a'} added to mean "9 times", so that one {'uj'a'} = 9 {'ujmey."

See also http://klingonska.org/dict/?q=cheb%27a%27 for the {cheb'a'} entry in the Klingon Pocket Dictionary.

Ca'Non Master of the Klingons

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From: Lieven L. Litaer
Sent: Wednesday, October 28, 2020 3:31 AM

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

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