[tlhIngan Hol] Klingon Word of the Day: loch

Steven Boozer sboozer at uchicago.edu
Mon Sep 28 07:57:16 PDT 2020

Klingon Word of the Day for Saturday, September 26, 2020

Klingon word: loch
Part of speech: verb
Definition: be a fraction of, make up a portion of, constitute part of
Source: qep'a' 26  [2019]

(qep’a’ 2019):  {wej loch cha'} 2/3;  {vagh loch wej} 3/5;  {loS loch jav} 6/4.  In theory, if appropriate in a mathematical discussion, one could say {wa' loch wej} "three one-ths". (Though perhaps a little grammatically aberrant, this would not be {wa' luloch wej}.)

(HQ 9.3):  Reversing the dividend and the divisor changes the equation.  {javlogh boqHa''egh wej} would be 3 ÷ 6 ["six times, three dissociates from itself"] and the answer would be a fraction

naQ 		be whole, entire (v)
boqHa''egh  	dis-ally/dissociate from oneself [used in math for division] (v)

SubmaH 	fraction, ratio (n)
bID 		half (n)
vatlhvI’ 		percent (n)
‘ay’ 		part (n)
mI’ 		number (n)

N.B. Do not confuse with the noun {loch} "mustache".

Ca'Non Master of the Klingons

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