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Re: [Tlhingan-hol] Klingon Word of the Day: ra'Duch tIQ

Steven Boozer (sboozer@uchicago.edu)

```> Klingon Word of the Day for Friday, April 17, 2015
>
> Klingon word: ra'Duch tIQ
> Part of speech: noun
> Definition: equilateral triangle (lit: ancient triangle)
> Source: Marc Okrand at European qepHom 1/25/2014

MO to De'vID (qepHom 2014):  Traditionally (meaning long ago), angles were measured using a unit called a {law}. Using the decimal counting system, there were 243 {lawmey} in a {gho} (circle), and each angle in a {ra'Duch tIQ} (equilateral triangle) had 40.5 {lawmey}. These days, Klingons reckon angles the way most of the galaxy does. The unit of measure (degree) is a {lawrI'} (some people say {law chu'}, though that's used less and less), and there are 360 {lawrI'mey} in a {gho} and 60 {lawrI'mey} in each angle of a {ra'Duch tIQ}.

TYPES OF TRIANGLES:
ra'Duch  			triangle
ra'Duch quv  		isosceles triangle (syn. {vayya'})
ra'Duch puj  		scalene triangle
ra'Duch tIQ  		equilateral triangle
ra'Duch tut  		prism (three-sided base)

TYPES OF POLYGONS:
mey' 				polygon
meyrI' 		    	square
loS reD mey'       	quadrilateral
vagh reD mey'      	pentagon
vagh reD mey' HoS  	regular pentagon
letbaq 		     rectangle

SEE ALSO:
tajvaj 			angle
tlhegh  			line
Dop 				side
reD 				exterior wall [for solids?]

gho 				circle
gho tut  			cylinder
gho 'Impey'  		cone

Cf. the "Klingons and Geometry" page at http://www.qephom.de/e/klingon_geometry.html

SOME (POSSIBLY) USEFUL VERBS:
Sub  				be solid
wan  				be straight
wanHa'  			be crooked, be bent
beQ  				be flat
Hab 				be smooth
SaS 				be horizontal
chong  			be vertical
nech 				be lateral
yoy 				be upside down
taH 				be at a negative angle

Can anyone thing of any others?

--
Voragh
Ca'Non Master of the Klingons

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