tlhIngan-Hol Archive: Fri Mar 01 21:26:04 2002

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Re: yaywIj yIngaq!

>> The other example is Okrand's mention of the story about a dishonest
>> merchant and the use of the word {'ujHom}.  The diminutive suffix
>> apparently went on the unit of measure, not the quantity.

ja' Will:
>Would you mind giving a little context here? Where was this story told? Was
>there any permanent, citable record of this?

Certainly.  Prompted by a question from one Will Martin, apparently in an
informal followup to a peripheral issue mentioned during a formal interview
he had conducted with Marc Okrand,
> So, if an 'uj'a' is nine 'ujmey, is an 'ujHom a ninth of an 'uj?

there came this response:
-> Path:!news
-> From: "Marc Okrand" <>
-> Newsgroups: startrek.klingon
-> Subject: Re: Measurement question
-> Date: Wed, 3 Feb 1999 00:32:28 -0500
-> [essentially, no]
-> Maltz did say, however, that he'd heard the term <'ujHom>
-> used in a story about a merchant lacking honor, something
-> about the merchant not filling the order properly.

Approximately eight hours later, the newgroup posting was copied to the
tlhIngan-Hol mailing the same Will Martin. :-)  Armpits indeed.

-- ghunchu'wI' 'utlh

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