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"It's three o'clock."

Translation:wejlogh Qoylu'pu'.

May 19, 2018



Which three 'o clock? You seem to be aiming for the a.m. one, but this either needs to be specified in the question, or you need to accept the p.m. equivalents.


How many times do you hear a clock chime when it's three a.m.? How many times when it's three p.m.? Can you tell the difference between the two times from the clock?


Do clocks chime at all, these days? If a non-mil-spec chronometer makes a chime whilst you sleep is anything heard at all? Either way, your prompts in English should not use the archaic "o'clock" form at all if they cannot be used correctly. Reminder: fifteen o'clock does not occur any more than twenty o'clock. These should be changed to use a twelve hour AM/PM time instead.


Klingon has two time-telling systems: military time (wa'maH vagh vatlh rep fifteen hundred hours) and clock-chime time (wejlogh Qoylu'pu' it is heard three times).

This section is teaching clock-chime time. I suppose another section teaches military time. (If not, one should.) Both are valid ways of telling time. There's no reason one should be avoided.


There's actually a third method. See all details here: http://klingonska.org/canon/1999-02-02-email.txt


But we're saying nothing about the avoiding particular Klingon method of telling the time, and how you choose to prioritise the lessons. We're saying the English prompt is incorrect/incomplete English, and needs to be made correct.


Normally with a prompt like that I would set it to accept answers that referred to 3 am as well as answers that referred to 3 pm. However, the sentence has already been updated to clarify that we are talking about 3 am. It may still take a few days for the update to show up in the actual course.

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