[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

(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" 

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

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)

Voragh, Ca'Non Master of the Klingons
    Please contribute relevant vocabulary from the last year or two. I’ve fallen 
    behind in updating my files and adding cross-references for related words.  

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