Measurements

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1 morgh = 27 square 'uj

Units

weight

A know unit of weight is cheb. A cheb is defined as "around five pounds". (1) As an additional information, 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 0.45359237 kilograms, 5 pounds is 2.267 kilogram (2) So a cheb is around that number, not exactly.

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

length

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.

area

A morgh is an area of 27 square 'uj. (3) This equals to 3.27 square meter (m▓).

volume

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

Verbs

measuring

The object of the verb juv measure is a thing being measured, i.e. taken length of:(5)

naQjej vIjuv
I measure the spear.

length

The object of the verb 'ab 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 (6)

See also

References

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

2 : Pound (mass) on Wikipedia

3 : qepHom SaarbrŘcken 2016

6 : SkyBox Cards #32

Category: Vocabulary    Latest edit: 27 Jul 2017, by KlingonTeacher    Created: 01 Jul 2014 by KlingonTeacher
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