[tlhIngan Hol] Hovtay’ HurDaq rav vaghSaD yuQ woq NASA

Steven Boozer sboozer at uchicago.edu
Thu Mar 24 07:37:33 PDT 2022

That was my thinking too.  If I were making a list:

   yuQ mI’ rav:  vaghSaD
   mI’ rav:  vaghSaD yuQ

I’m thinking now of changing the word order in my subject heading to:

   Hovtay’ HurDaq vaghSaD rav yuQ woq NASA


From: tlhIngan-Hol On Behalf Of De'vID
On Thu., Mar. 24, 2022, 06:40 nIqolay Q, wrote:
On Wed, Mar 23, 2022 at 3:51 PM Steven Boozer wrote:
FYI:  “NASA confirms more than 5,000 planets outside the solar system“

 [Can anyone think of a better way to say “at least 5,000”?]

I know that the canonical example of {rav} and {'aqroS} to specify a range used them both, but I would be extremely surprised if {rav} couldn't be used on its own like this for "at least" (and correspondingly {'aqroS} for "at most"). I suppose if you wanted to adhere to strict canon usage, you could do {rav vaghSaD yuQ 'aqroS 'ejyaH yuQ}.

There are canon examples of {rav} being used by itself to indicate a minimum:

{Hung buv rav: patlh Hut}             "Classified Level 9 and Above" (Bird of Prey poster)
{nen rav: chorgh ben}     "Ages 8 to adult" (Klingon Monopoly)

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