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chem (was Re: Klingon WOTD: peQ (n))

ja' Quvar:
>I think it's obvious that {chem} is a noun for "field" (talking physics,
>not landscaping).
>But this word has no own entry. Right?

Until we have a more solid reason to believe that {chem} means the same
thing as "field" (physics), I'm not going to go along with it.  Many
"obvious" things are simply not true.  {nen} is translated "Ascension" when
found in {nenghep} and {nentay}, but it has nothing to do with physically
rising.  Perhaps {chem} by itself has a meaning closer to "aura" or
"emanation", or even "invisible hand".  I don't know yet, and I don't think
anyone else should either.

-- ghunchu'wI'

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