S lerchu'
ler.'cuz ] / [ ler.'cuz ]
Klingon letters:
lercuz
Handwritten:
lercuz

oscillate

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word type: verb, TKD chapter 4.
intransitive verb: lerchu' vay'. = Somebody/something oscillates.
This verb is made of the parts ler and chu'.

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email to De'vID of March 1st, 2019

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ler can be used for "oscillate," and it can be used for a pendulum regardless of whether the pivot is at the top or bottom (or somewhere else). And lerchu' could be used for what a metronome does. Maltz was glad you asked these questions, because they reminded him of another word (and helped clarify the meaning of this one). The other word is lav, which can be translated "lean, incline, slant" and so on. It means something like "move to a slanted or angled position." The starting position is often, but doesn't have to be, upright or perpendicular. If it's a person, the person's feet stay put (as with ler). And, as with ler, the pivot point can be on top (or somewhere else). The difference between ler and lav is that ler is used for continuous swinging, back and forth and back and forth (forward-back-forward-back, etc., or left-right-left-right, etc.), while lav means motion in one direction only, then the motion stops (though the stop can be very brief). Returning to the upright (or earlier) position is lavHa'. For both ler and lav, the direction of motion doesn't matter (left, right, forward, whatever).

(message to David Yonge-Mallo, see full text at the page about body movements)

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Definition of {lerchu'}
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https://klingon.wiki/Word/Lerchu-
Retrieved 05 Feb 2023

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Latest edit: 21 Oct 2020, by KlingonTeacher
Created: 05 May 2020, by KlingonTeacher

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