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RE: White Dwarfs and Neutron Stars

Steven Boozer (sboozer@uchicago.edu)



Fiat Knox (Alex):
>White dwarf stars and neutron stars are, in essence, the remains of dead
>stars which collapsed, degenerating their matter into something akin to a
>big diamond the size of the Earth (white dwarfs) and a block of neutrons
>the size of Milwaukee (neutron stars).
>
>So how about [Hov lom] (white dwarf) and [Hov lomHom] (neutron star), or
>some such?
This should be *{lom Hov} "corpse star" or even *{lomHov}.  It's a type of star, not a type of corpse.  Compare the various ship types:  HIvDuj, may'Duj, qughDuj, SuyDuj, toDDuj, tongDuj, toQDuj, tlharghDuj, veQDuj, veSDuj, etc.  

But more importantly, how is this better than {Dejpu'bogh Hov} "collapsed star"?

  Dejpu'bogh Hov rur qablIj 
  Your face looks like a collapsed star! (PK)

You could say *{Dejpu'bogh HovHom} for the smaller variety if you really need to.


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Voragh                          
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