[tlhIngan Hol] Klingon Word of the Day: DI'ruj velqa' nIqHom

Anthony Appleyard a.appleyard at btinternet.com
Sat Nov 19 22:29:03 PST 2016

(1) Thanks, Sorry, omission. I have now put {DI'ruj} "reality" in my KLITRANS's dictionary.
(2) In the analysis of DI'ruj, the initial '#' means "apparently faulty word" and shows that KLITRANS could not analyze the word completely, so it made a second analysis run with rules relaxed, and any completely unanalyzable character sequence such as "ruj" was put in angle-brackets. I put this feature in to cope with words that contained typing errors and suffix-order errors and suchlike.
----Original message----
>From : qunchuy at alcaco.net
Date : 19/11/2016 - 17:10 (GMTST)
To : tlhingan-hol at kli.org, a.appleyard at btinternet.com
Subject : Re: [tlhIngan Hol] Klingon Word of the Day: DI'ruj velqa' nIqHom
On Sat, Nov 19, 2016 at 1:47 AM, Anthony Appleyard <a.appleyard at btinternet.com> wrote:
My Klingon-to-English analyzer KLITRANS program which I wrote for myself, when shown DI'ruj velqa' nIqHom, says:
DI'ruj may mean:-
# PP:we/them <'ruj>
# VS9:[as_soon_as|when] <ruj>
# N:[litter|rubble|debris]* <'ruj>
nIqHom may mean:-
- N:software
Please: Is my KLITRANS at fault here? Or is DI'ruj a typo? Or what?
Where does KLITRANS get its vocabulary list? It recognizes {nIqHom} "software", which was introduced to us in the same {DI'ruj velqa' nIqHom} phrase from which we learned {DI'ruj} "reality", so it can't just be a simple matter of being out of date.
To verify the spelling of a Klingon word that isn't in TKD or KGT, http://www.kli.org/about-klingon/new-klingon-words/ is a good place to look.
If KLITRANS is prepared to suggest <'ruj> as a syllable, or accept a Type 9 verb suffix at the beginning of a word, then I have to consider it faulty, even before worrying about the completeness of its lexicon. I also have to wonder why it doesn't propose analyzing {nIqHom} as an unknown <nIq> with the Type 1 noun suffix {-Hom}.
-- ghunchu'wI'
-------------- next part --------------
An HTML attachment was scrubbed...
URL: <http://lists.kli.org/pipermail/tlhingan-hol-kli.org/attachments/20161120/c28c2421/attachment-0004.htm>

More information about the tlhIngan-Hol mailing list