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

Steven Boozer ([email protected])

> Klingon Word of the Day for Sunday, September 28, 2014
> Klingon word: chel
> Part of speech: verb
> Definition: add

AFAIK never used in a sentence.

N.B. {chelwI'} "accountant, financier, someone who deals in finances, accounting, etc." (slang) KGT

KGT 148:  Mildly derogatory in its slang usage, this word literally means "adder, one who adds". There is no known non-slang counterpart, though {HuchQeD} (literally, "money science) is often used for economics.

{chelwI'pu'} are viewed with contempt by the ruling warrior caste. (Cf. DS9 "House of Quark")

To add (i.e. do addition) {chen} and {boq} are used:  e.g. (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:  {loS boq wej; chen Soch};  2 + 1 = 3 {wa' boq cha'; chen wej} "two allies with one, three forms".  N.B. not *{luboq} with the {lu-} prefix since "in these mathematical constructions, the numbers, even those higher than one, are considered singular from a grammatical point of view" (HQ 9.3).


SIm 		calculate
togh 		count

teq 		remove
nge' 		take away

Ca'Non Master of the Klingons

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