# Word: oscillate

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##### Description/Reason:

to swing back and forth with a regular rhythm. "The clock works because the pendulum oscillates." "The oscillation of the dilithium crystals restarted the warp engine."

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#### Responses

1. I think {wal} "vibrate, be in a state of vibration" may cover this, though I might describe the motion of a pendulum with {bI'}.

2. I think the very newly revealed word ler covers this.

1. Technically, lerchu' only refers to the rhythmic movement of something like a pendulum which is fixed at one end. I don't know if Klingons would extend this verb to cover, e.g. the oscillation of a laser. But I have no problem using it that way.

1. Derqa'taH might also work as well.

2. How recent is this word? I don't see it in either the KLI or KAG lists.

1. March 1. Answered in the LK group! 🙂