[tlhIngan Hol] Klingon Word of the Day: boqHa'
Steven Boozer
sboozer at uchicago.edu
Mon Apr 26 07:49:58 PDT 2021
Klingon Word of the Day for Saturday, April 24, 2021
Klingon word: boqHa'
Part of speech: verb
Definition: used in math for subtraction
Source: HQ:v9n3p9
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(HQ 9.3:10): For subtraction, the suffix {-Ha'} "undo" is attached to {boq} producing {boqHa'}, literally "dis-ally or dissociate from". Thus, "4 - 3 = 1" would be {loS boqHa' wej; chen wa'} (literally, "three dissociates from four, one forms"). When subtracting, the subject and object cannot be reversed without changing the equation. {wej boqHa' loS} would be "3 - 4" and the answer would be a negative number (a concept Maltz wanted to postpone for another time).
(qep’a’ 2019): Use {Dop} to create negative numbers. {wej Dop} "minus three" or "negative three"
SEE:
boqHa''egh dis-ally / dissociate from oneself (v) Used in math for division:
6 ÷ 3 = 2
wejlogh boqHa''egh jav; chen cha'
"three times, six dissociates from itself, two forms" (HQ 9.3)
(HQ 9.3): Reversing the dividend and the divisor changes the equation. {javlogh boqHa''egh wej} would be "3 ÷ 6" and the answer would be a fraction
SEE ALSO:
togh count (v)
SIm calculate (v)
loch be a fraction of (v)
Dop be opposite, antithetical, contradictory (v)
mI' number (n)
SubmaH fraction, ratio (n)
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Voragh, Ca'Non Master of the Klingons
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