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Re: chay' chIjmeH tlhuDtaHbogh Hovmey DIlo'laH?

MorphemeAddict ( [KLI Member] [Hol taghwI']

In a message dated 5/28/2009 16:50:46 Eastern Daylight Time, writes:

> On Thu, May 28, 2009 at 1:06 PM, Steven Boozer <> 
> wrote:
> >
> > For the astronomy buffs... Lacking a word for pulsar I came up with 
> {tlhuDtaHbogh Hov} "star which
> > continuously emits (energy/radiation)" on the model of {Dejpu'bogh Hov} 
> "collapsed star".  Right or
> > wrong?
> My first reaction was "What star doesn't emit radiation?"
> I took a quick look at Wikipedia. Pulsars emit beams of radiation at
> predictable intervals (ie, pulses). Maybe {tIH bachbogh Hov}? Does
> {tIH bachqa'taHbogh Hov} suggested repeated intervals?
> bI'reng

My impression is that {-qa'} means resumption (after a pause), not so much 
How about {nom jIrbogh Hov} ('star which rotates rapidly)?  This addresses 
one of the features of a pulsar, although not the one we name it after.

lay'tel SIvten

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