# Re: [Tlhingan-hol] Klingon Word of the Day: ronmoH

### Robyn Stewart (robyn@flyingstart.ca)

```The only distinction between tor ron and Der is the axis of rotation. Dice are symmetrical. Any axis can be defined as the longitudinal, and therefore the axis about which 'oH ronmoHlu'.

If you think the starting orientation of the die defines its axes, well I guess you haven't seem me fly. :-)

- Qov

On 2013-08-03, at 9:33, David Trimboli <david@trimboli.name> wrote:

> On 8/3/2013 11:45 AM, De'vID wrote:
>> Bellerophon:
>>> Understandably, the writers of Klingon Monopoly interpreted "ron" in terms
>>> of dice. In terms of flight dynamics, where "ron" is used, it means
>>> something different. If an aircraft moved like a die, we wouldn't say it
>>> rolled, but that it tumbled.
>>
>> When I roll dice, I scoop them in my hand and rotate my wrist while
>> releasing them. Viewing my outstretched hand as an aircraft, that is
>> indeed a rotation about the roll axis. What the dice do after they
>> leave my hand, or hit the table, is another matter, but I do in fact
>> {ronmoH} them. I think most people do.
>
> STREEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEETCH!
>
> Anyway, you're not ronmoHing the dice; you're ronmoHing your hand. And I don't even ronmoH my hand when I throw dice; it's more a forward-diagonal translation with a slight turn of my palm downward while I open my fingers.
>
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