[tlhIngan Hol] Klingon Word of the Day: loS

Steven Boozer sboozer at uchicago.edu
Mon Oct 10 07:01:22 PDT 2022

Klingon Word of the Day for Saturday, October 08, 2022

Klingon word: 	loS
Part of speech: 	num
Definition: 	four, 4
Source: 	TKD

loS puqpu' 
loS puq 
four children. (TKD)

loS pu'HIchmey 
four phasers (CK)

qaStaHvIS wa' ram loS SaD Hugh SIjlaH qetbogh loD 
4,000 throats may be cut in one night by a running man. (TKD)

tera' vatlh DIS poH cha'maH loS bong QongmeH qItI'nga' Duj tI'ang ghompu' DIvI' 'ejDo' 'entepray' 
A sleeper ship of this [K'Tinga] class, the T'Ong, was encountered in the 24th century by the USS Enterprise. (S15)

tera' vatlh DIS poH cha'maH loS bIyIn jeSlaHpa' Hoch 
Be the first to journey to the 24th century. (STX)

wejvatlh loSmaH loS vI' vagh wej 'uj 'aD Duj 
Length: 120 M. (KBoP)

loSmaH jav vI' Soch loS 'uj 'ab meH 
Bridge Height: 16.28 M. (KBoP)

SaqtaHvIS toQDuj wa'vatlh loS vI' jav chorgh 'uj 'ab 'oH 
Landing Formation Height: 36.46 M. (KBoP)

Hong boq chuyDaH: loS 
Impulse Fusion Thrusters – 4. (KBoP)

ngIq raQ – 200 QaS, mon – 200 QaS loS raQmey je 
Outposts cost 200 each; capitals, 200 each plus 4 outposts. (MKE)

loS loch jav 
6/4  (fraction, qep’a’ 2019)

(TKD 3.3.2):  The plural suffixes (-pu', -mey) are not necessary when a number is used. 

(KGT 73):  The independent words for the numbers three through nine were not originally a part of the Klingon counting system, but they had to come from somewhere. The musical scale is the likely source. The word for the fourth musical tone, {loS}, began to be used for the number four, and so on through the eighth tone, {chorgh}." 

Do not confuse with the verb {loS) "wait for".

loS  		fourth tone of nonatonic musical scale (n)
loS reD mey'  	quadrilateral (n)
loSDIch  	fourth (num)
loSlogh  	four times
loSmaH  	forty (num.)

loScha'  	coincidence (n) (qep’a’ 2019)
loSpev  		quadrotriticale (n)

yutlhegh 	(musical) scale) (n)

mu'mey noy:
  “Freedom is the freedom to say that 2 + 2 = 4. If that is granted, all else follows.” (George Orwell, 1984)

  “We shall soon be in a world in which a man may be howled down for saying that two and two make four, in which people will persecute the heresy of calling a triangle a three-sided figure, and hang a man for maddening a mob with the news that grass is green.” (G.K. Chesterton)

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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