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

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On 12 October 2015 at 16:35, Steven Boozer <> wrote:
>> Klingon Word of the Day for Sunday, October 11, 2015
>> Klingon word: ngI'
>> Part of speech: verb
>> Definition: have a weight of, weigh
> wejvatlh SochmaH vagh SaD cheb'a'mey ngI' Duj
> Mass [of a B'rel-class Bird-of-Prey]: 8.7 KT. (KBoP)
> cheb            unit of weight (n)
> cheb'a'         unit of weight equal to 9 times a {cheb} (n)
> (st.k 10/22/97):  A common unit of weight is {cheb}, which is around five pounds (2.25 kg or so).

Is it a unit of weight, or a unit of mass? For a given mass, the
corresponding weight depends on gravity. Speaking of which, do we know
the relative strength of gravity Qo'noS compared to Earth?

(In the Star Trek universe, it seems most planets have approximately
1.0 Earth gravity.)


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