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Re: Klingon cardinal directions

MorphemeAddict (MorphemeAddict@wmconnect.com) [KLI Member] [Hol taghwI']



In a message dated 6/29/2009 11:15:07 Eastern Daylight Time, 
sboozer@uchicago.edu writes:

> While the four main compass points used in the Federation (north, east, 
> south, west) are distributed evenly (that is, they are 90 degrees apart from 
> each other: north is 90 degrees away from east, east is 90 degrees away 
> from south, and so on), this is not the case in the Klingon system. The three 
> directions are not evenly spaced (that is, they are not 120 degrees apart 
> from each other). Instead, the areas associated with {'ev} and {tIng} are 
> closer to each other than either is to the area associated with {chan}. (The 
> areas associated with {'ev} and {tIng} are something like 100 degrees 
> apart from each other, and each is 130 degrees away from the area associated 
> with {chan}.)
> 

Can {chanvo'} (from the east) be used for "westward" then?

lay'tel SIvten






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