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Re: What does the numbers in the stardate stand for?

>From: "Captain Krankor" <>
>> cha'SaD wejvatlh SochmaH cha'.  As for how to do the .8, I'm not sure
>> we know for sure (someone please correct me if I've missed something
>> on this topic).

ja' SuStel:
>I believe we've seen exactly that in one of Okrand's Skybox card
>translations of a Stardate!  See below for an example of how it is done.  I
>don't know if this applies to regular numbers.  (You don't say "Stardate two
>thousand, three hundred seventy-two point eight," you say "Stardate
>twenty-three seventy-two point eight" or "Stardate two three seven two point
>eight."  The Klingon seems to do the same thing, at least in Okrand's

Okrand's translation of Terran years is just a string of digits as well.
The Skybox cards render 1994 as {wa'-Hut-Hut-loS}.  Apparently calendar
years and Stardates are treated as simple labels, not as full-fledged large

[The cards render 1995 as {wa'-Hut-Hut-loS} too, but that's beside the point.]

-- ghunchu'wI'

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