[tlhIngan Hol] weight of cheb

DloraH seruq at bellsouth.net
Thu Oct 29 08:01:28 PDT 2020

```On Thu, 2020-10-29 at 14:56 +0200, mayqel qunen'oS wrote:

> From the Bird-of-Prey poster:
> {wejvatlh SochmaH vagh SaD cheb'a'mey ngI' Duj}
> "Mass: 8.7KT lit. The ship has a weight of 375,000 cheb'a'."
>
> Assuming KT = kiloton = 1000 tons, there's still the problem of
> whether a "ton" is:
>
> (1) "long" (or "imperial") ton: 2240 lb / 1016.047 kg
> (2) "short" ton: 2000 lb / 907.185 kg
> (3) metric ton: (or "tonne"): 2204.62 lb / 1000 kg
>
> There's also the question of whether a {cheb'a'} is (A) 9 {cheb} or
> (B) 10 {cheb} (or maybe even some other multiple).
>
> The possibilities are:
> (A1) 5.774 lb / 2.619 kg
> (A2) 5.156 lb / 2.339 kg
> (A3) 5.683 lb / 2.578 kg
> (B1) 5.197 lb / 2.357 kg
> (B2) 4.64 lb / 2.105 kg
> (B3) 5.115 lb / 2.32 kg
>
> None of these are particularly close to the state value of around 5 lb
> / 2.25 kg.  However, I might've made a mistake somewhere, so someone
>
> It seems that common usage in the USA is to short the short ton (2000
> lb), in which case (A2) appears to be the correct scenario: a {cheb}
> is 5.156 lb / 2.339 kg, and a {cheb'a'} is 46.4 lb / 21.05 kg.
>
> 'anan naHQun:
> > Doesn't DloraH have a chart on-line somewhere?
> >
> > I tried looking for it, but failed.
> >
> > I've always used those measurements when doing any conversions.
>
> I managed to locate these two pages:
> https://65.13.120.12/tlhIngan/cheb-uj.htm
> http://klingon.wikia.com/wiki/juvmeH_'op
>
> However, neither of them explain how they decided on their values of
> {cheb} and {cheb'a'}.  Furthermore, they contradict each other.
>
> DloraH's site has: {cheb} = 4.96 lb / 2.25 kg
> the Wikia site has: {cheb} = 1.008 lb / 2.27 kg
>
> The only thing I have to go on is the two canonical uses cited above.
>

65.13.120.12 is an old IP, I don't recall when that 4.96 was calculated
in relation to the poster.
Currently, I have my calculator app set to "A2" mentioned above.
5.156 lbs / 2.3387 kg.

- DloraH

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