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Re: Klingon WOTD: mI' (n)

> And, for those interested, there's a brief note on Klingon {mI'mey} in
> KGT  p.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}. (The origins of the words {Hut} [nine] and the suffix
> {-maH}, used in the words for ten, twenty, thirty, and so on, are obscure.)

Note the error in KGT.  One, two, AND THREE are originally part of the counting 
system.  FOUR through nine are not.

wa' cha' wej
yu  bIm 'egh loS vagh jav Soch chorgh Hut
wa' cha' wej loS vagh jav Soch chorgh Hut


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