Word: be superconductive

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lacking in electrical resistance, said of materials in which electrical current can flow without loss of power


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  1. Awfully specific considering we don’t know how to describe electrical conduction whether lossless or no, but gets my vote since the super- part is likely to be expressed with either -qu’ or -chu’.

    1. I’m hoping to get more general terminology such as “conductive” (or “resistive”), but the specific term I wanted to translate is “superconducting qu(antum )bit”. The existing vocabulary suggests that Klingons discovered quantum mechanics through optics (‘otlhQeD), so how would I describe quantum phenomena (such as superconductivity) without referring to photons, which would be misleading?

      The reason that I ask for something so specific is that I’m working on a project and I keep (some of) my notes in Klingon.

    2. Yeah, my immediate first thought was ‘ul qengchu’ “convey electricity perfectly”.

      1. That option is extremely tempting. Though to me it feels like there is a qualitative difference between:

        tep qeng Duj.
        The ship carries cargo.

        bIQ qeng qatlhDa’.
        The pipe carries water.

        vs.

        ‘ul qeng SIrgh.
        The wire carries electricity.

        1. After some reflection, I would use QaylaH be able to transfer for electrical conductivity.

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