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Re: chaDvay'

> > chaDvay'
> > (n) Hertz (frequency) [from veS QonoS, HolQeD, v1n3p9]
> >
> > This strikes me as very odd.
> >
> > Why would Klingons have a word for 86,400 times the frequency of the
> > revolution of the planet Earth around its own axis?  If it was a 
> > word, it would be one thing, but it doesn't look like it...
> >
> > Or is this a mistake on part of the translator, and this is meant to
> > represent "the inverse of the Klingon time unit most closely 
> > to a human second?"  Do we know anything about Klingon time keeping 
>I imagine it relates to the unit of time lup.  Whatever units of time
>ancient Klingons used, it would appear that they have converted to the
>Federation hour/minute/second.  We know that they quickly  adopted the base
>ten number system used by Federation scientists in order to take advantage
>of Federation science. Presumably they picked up the second along with
>other base mks units.  Perhaps there is a Federation intersystem public
>access navigation system, similar to the GNSS/GPS system currently
>available for this planet, and h/m/s-based operations can use it.  Or maybe
>they just like cheap Terran digital watches.

vaj "second" lup je rap'a'?  'ej "minute" tup je rap'a'? 'ej "hour" rep je 

"month" jar je rapbe' 'ej "year" DIS je rapbe' 'e  vISovmo' vItlhob.

"week" Hogh je rap 'e' vISIv.

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