[tlhIngan Hol] Klingon Word of the Day: botlh

Steven Boozer sboozer at uchicago.edu
Thu Dec 22 06:48:30 PST 2022

You're right, but since it was an extended meaning of {botlh}, I gave all of the known examples seeing as there were none for "median".  Thanks for providing the translation and revisions from the paq'batlh.


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From: tlhIngan-Hol On Behalf Of Lieven L. Litaer via tlhIngan-Hol
Sent: Wednesday, December 21, 2022 10:54 PM

Am 21.12.2022 um 16:21 schrieb Steven Boozer via tlhIngan-Hol:
> Klingon word: 	botlh
> Part of speech: 	noun
> Definition: 		median
> Source: 		qep'a' 26 [2019]
> _______________________________________________
> I.e. the median of a group of numbers (qep’a’ 2019).  An extended meaning of {botlh} "center,  middle".

I think all of these given examples refer to botlh in the sense of "centre", not "mathematical median".

> Suto’vo’qor botlhDaq pe'vIl joqchu'taH quvbogh 'ej valbogh tIqDu' tIQ 
> [translation unavailable] (PB)

At the centre of Sto-vo-kor,
The ancient hearts of honor and wisdom
Beat steady and strong. (PB2, p. 184/185)

> tagha' tIq Hoch botlh | Hochlogh Dat joqtaHjaj And finally Tiq, the 
> heart and center of all things, May it forever beat, anywhere. (PB)

In the revised edition, this is:
tagha' tIq Hoch Dochmey qolqoS Hochlogh Dat joqtaHjaj (PB2, p. 108/109)

> bIQtIq qa'rI'Daq pawDI' qeylIS | qojDaq Qam | bIngDaq Qo'noS botlh 
> legh It ends at a cliff, Leading straight into the core Of Kronos (PB; 
> "it" being the river of flame in the Kri'stak volcano)

In the revised edition, this is:
bIQtIq qa’rI’Daq pawDI’ qeylIS qojDaq Qam bIngDaq Qo’noS SuqSIv legh.
(PB2, p. 98/99)

We learned about {SuqSIv} many yearas after the first paq'batlh.

Lieven L. Litaer
aka the "Klingon Teacher from Germany"

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