[tlhIngan Hol] 6,3 richter scale..

Steven Boozer sboozer at uchicago.edu
Thu Mar 4 09:40:22 PST 2021

wanI’ DatIvmo’ jIQuch ‘ach bIDo’.

A better verb for “shake” is {jel} which is used WRT earthquakes:

jel           shake,  tremble (v)  (qep’a’ 2017)

(qep'a' 2017?):  as in the buildings are shaking because there's an earthquake, or everything in the house shakes when you slam the door …

tav         shake (v)  (qep'a' 2017)

(qep'a' 2017):  as in what you might do to wake someone up, or what James Bond does to a martini, or what you do to your right foot after you put it in and then put it out …

For those unfamiliar with American culture, that last comment refers to the Hokey Pokey, a silly song and dance done at parties (and KLI qep’a’mey).  The lyrics are:

   You put your [body part] in.
    You put your [body part] out.
    You put your [body part] in and you shake it all about.
    You do the Hokey Pokey and you turn yourself around.
    That's what it's all about!

Some more earthquake-related vocabulary:

Seq                       fault (n)
Qargh                   fissure (n)
DI                          litter, rubble, debris (n)
pIgh                      ruins (n)

From: mayqel qunen'oS

wa'Hu', Qompu' 'elaDya' botlh, 'ej 6,3 richter 'oH wanI'vam HoS'e'.
qaStaHvIS lup law', qaStaH wanI'vam, 'ej tlhoy tavtaH yaHwIj qach.
'ej QomtaHvIS yav, tagha' jIQubchoH: < that's it; DaH jIHegh >
'a Do' tagha' mevpu' wanI', 'ej jIleSlaH.
earthquakes vImuS jay'.

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