[tlhIngan Hol] Klingon Word of the Day: roDSer

Steven Boozer sboozer at uchicago.edu
Mon Aug 8 07:30:25 PDT 2022

Klingon Word of the Day for Monday, August 08, 2022

Klingon word: roDSer
Part of speech: noun
Definition: dimension
Source: qep'a' 26 [219]

(qep’a’ 2019):  refers to a dimension within a coordinate system, not another dimension like in a parallel universe (for which see {'u' quq} ["parallel universe"] (n) and {'u' Dop} ["mirror universe"] (n)). 

(Lieven < MO, 1/08/2018):  For parallel universe, I’d go with {'u' quq}, using {quq} "happen simultaneously, be simultaneous".  {quq} is okay for parallel (in this sense). Just as a parallel universe can't exist by itself (there has to be a universe - presumably ours - that it's parallel to), a simultaneous universe can't exist by itself. In both cases, you can refer to one universe at a time - you don't always have to mention both (or several). For mirror universe, I suggest {Dop} "be opposite, antithetical, contradictory" … If they're not making a real distinction between parallel and mirror (that is, if they're using the words interchangeably), I'd stick with {quq}.

PUN: "...another dimension, a dimension not only of sight and sound but of mind" (Rod Serling’s intro to "The Twilight Zone" TV series)

DI’ruj 		reality (n)

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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