Measurements

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1 morgh = 27 square 'uj

length

unit: The most common unit of length is called 'uj. In KGT, this is described as "about 35 cm", but based on the numbers on the Bird Of Prey Poster, it comes to 34.83 cm.

unit: A larger unit of distance is the qelI'qam or "kellicam", which may be equivalent to approximately two kilometers.

verb:

1. The object of the verb juv measure is a thing being measured, i.e. taken length of:(1)

naQjej vIjuv
I measure the spear.

2. The object of the verbs 'ab and 'aD is the length, the subject is the thing being measured:

jav 'ujmey 'ab SuvwI'
The warrior has a length of six ujs (about 6'10")

vagh 'ujmey vI'ab
I have a length of five ujs (about 5'8")

wej 'ujmey 'ab 'oy'naQ
Painstiks are a little over one meter long (2)

3. juch have a width of

4. Saw' have a depth of

area

unit: A morgh is an area of 27 square 'uj. (3) This equals to 3.27 square meter (m²).

verb: men is have an area of.

volume

unit: tlho'ren. It is not exactly defined how much one tlho'ren is, but it seems to be in the quart/liter range.(4)

verb: muq is have a volume of of.

weight

unit: A cheb is defined as "around five pounds". (5) As an additional information, Marc Okrand said that this is 2.25 kg, but that should not be taken too literally, as it was only a conversion of the "around five pounds". As one pound is defined as exactly 0.453 kilograms, 5 pounds is 2.267 kilogram (6) So a cheb is around that number, not exactly.

The larger unit is cheb'a', which consists of 9 cheb. This is based on the Bird Of Prey Poster, on which 8.7 kt equals 375.000 cheb'a'.

verb: ngI' have a weight of

time

unit: See time vocabulary

verb: There is no known verb for "have a duration of".

related verbs

  • ngaS contain
  • vaS be wide, be broad
  • vItlh be high, great (in quantity, size, intensity) - It's used for things that are measurable or quantifiable but not necessarily countable. So you'd use it for things like speed or distance or the price of something: Do vItlh high velocity, chuq vItlh great range, great distance. {qepHom 2017 p.17}

See also

References

1 , 4 , 5 : Microsoft Network Expert Forum, 22. Oct 1997

2 : SkyBox Cards #32

3 : qepHom Saarbrücken 2016

6 : Pound (mass) on Wikipedia

Category: Vocabulary    Latest edit: 26 Aug 2019, by JeDDatlh    Created: 01 Jul 2014 by KlingonTeacher
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