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Re: Klingon WOTD: tuj (n)

From: "qe'San (temp ADSL email)" <>
> > >Klingon word:   tuj
> > >Part of Speech: noun
> > >Definition:     heat
> > 
> > The noun has never been used in canon.
> > 
> > Note the homophonous verb {tuj} "be hot".  Oddly, the opposite quality 
> > {bIr} "be cold" does not have a corresponding noun *{bIr} "cold".  (Or 
> > Maltz simply forgot to mention it.)
> My understanding of physics may be lacking so forgive me but 
> maybe there isn't a noun at all for "cold" untold or otherwise.
> Isn't cold a lack of heat i.e. 
> heat is something 
> cold is a lack of something.

Hmm!  What about /tujHa'ghach/?

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