[tlhIngan Hol] Klingon Word of the Day: vatlhbIp

Steven Boozer sboozer at uchicago.edu
Mon Apr 18 11:22:32 PDT 2022

You’re right.  It is:

(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.

Call it a case of copy-and-paste interruptus!


From: tlhIngan-Hol <tlhingan-hol-bounces at lists.kli.org> On Behalf Of De'vID

On Mon, 11 Apr 2022 at 16:14, Steven Boozer <sboozer at uchicago.edu<mailto:sboozer at uchicago.edu>> wrote:
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)

The first "30 million" seems to be a typo for {wejmaH'uy'}.

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