[tlhIngan Hol] Klingon Word of the Day: vatlhbIp

Steven Boozer sboozer at uchicago.edu
Mon Apr 11 07:14:14 PDT 2022

Klingon Word of the Day for Saturday, April 09, 2022

Klingon word: 	vatlhbIp
Part of speech: 	num
Definition: 	10 million
Source: 	qep'a' 27 [2020]

AFAIK never used in a sentence.

bIp  	hundred thousand (num morpheme)
  - (wa’)vatlhbIp  	10 million (qep’a’ 2020)
  - wejmaHbIp 		30 million (DIS 2889)
  - wejvatlhbIp 		30 million (DIS 2889)
  - (wa’)SaDbIp  		100 million (qep’a’ 2020)
  - (wa’)SanIDbIp  	100 million (qep’a’ 2020)
  - (wa’)bIp’uy’  		100 billion (qep’a’ 2020)

(MO to DeSDu’, DIS 2889):  For tens of millions, you have a choice. 30,000,000 could be {wejmaH'uy'}, as you suggest, or it could be {wejvatlhbIp}.  Either is fine, and the choice would probably be determined by what other (big) numbers were being mentioned in the same context.  If no other numbers are around, flip a coin.

Voragh, Ca'Non Master of the Klingons
    Please contribute relevant vocabulary or notes from the last 
    year or two. I’ve fallen woefully behind in updating my files.

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