tlhIngan-Hol Archive: Fri May 24 13:17:06 2002

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Re: Klingon WOTD: jum (v)

At 11:13 AM 5/24/2002 -0500, Voragh wrote:

>>This is the Klingon Word Of The Day for Friday, May 24, 2002.
>>Klingon word:   jum
>>Part of Speech: verb
>>Definition:     be odd
>Never used in canon.
>There's no indication as to whether {jum} refers to numbers.  Since Okrand 
>didn't create a quality "be even" at the same time, I suspect that it 
>doesn't.  OTOH, *{jumHa'} would do nicely in a pinch.

Although it isn't used in a sentence, {jum} is mentioned in Conversational 
Klingon, in the section on expressing opinions of Klingon sites. CK lists 
the following words for describing how you feel about Klingon surroundings:

"Beautiful" {'IH}, "Ugly" {moH}, "Odd" {jum}, "Powerful" {HoSghaj}, 
"Superior" {nIv}, "Inferior" {QIv}, and "Messy" {ghIH}.

So it looks like {jum} is used for the non-numerical sense of "odd".

- taD

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