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*From*: Steven Boozer <[email protected]>*Subject*: Re: {chen} in canon*Date*: Fri, 04 Nov 2005 13:28:09 -0600*In-reply-to*: <[email protected]>*References*: <[email protected]> <[email protected]>

Voragh: > > *{mojmoH} has never been used, so let's look at the canon for some > > clues. {chen} "take form, take shape" has never been used by itself, Quvar: >I think there is canon from the counting rules: > {wa' boq cha'; chen wej} >Or is this not canon? I don't remember which HolQeD that was... You're absolutely right. I hadn't updated my notes on {chen} for some reason. Here's the summary of the HolQeD 9.3 article on simple arithmetic I have: {chen} and {boq} are used in math where the subject is the result of the formula statement (typically using some form of the verb {boq}). The {chen} statement follows the {boq} statement with a semicolon dividing them in Okrand's notation: 4 + 3 = 7 wej boq loS; chen Soch "four allies with three; seven forms". It is also possible to reverse the two numbers being added: e.g. {loS boq wej; chen Soch}. Another example: 2 + 1 = 3 wa' boq cha'; chen wej "two allies with one, three forms." N.B. not *{luboq} with the prefix {lu-} since "in these mathematical constructions, the numbers, even those higher than one, are considered singular from a grammatical point of view." 4 ? 3 = 1 loS boqha' wej; chen wa' "three dissociates from four, one forms". "When subtracting, the subject and object cannot be reversed without changing the equation. {wej boqHa' loS} would be '3 - 4' and the answer would be a negative number..." 2 x 3 = 6 cha'logh boq'egh wej; chen jav "twice, three allies with itself, six forms" The multiplier and multiplicand may be reversed: 3 x 2 wejlogh boq'egh cha' In division the formula is: "three times, two allies with itself" 6 ÷ 3 = 2 wejlogh boqHa''egh jav; chen cha' "three times, six dissociates from itself, two forms" "Reversing the dividend and the divisor changes the equation. {javlogh boqHa''egh wej} would be 3 ÷ 6 and the answer would be a fraction." -- Voragh Ca'Non Master of the Klingons

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