[tlhIngan Hol] Anyone wan to help design a Klingon ruler?

MorphemeAddict lytlesw at gmail.com
Wed Nov 2 23:26:01 PDT 2016

Ed, you might be surprised at the expectations that Lojban defies.

lay'tel SIvten

On Wed, Nov 2, 2016 at 9:48 PM, Ed Bailey <bellerophon.modeler at gmail.com>

> On Wed, Nov 2, 2016 at 9:09 PM, Alan Anderson <qunchuy at alcaco.net> wrote:
>> Reasonable expectations apparently do not apply to Klingon units of
>> measure.
> ...and not just units of measure, which is why I speculated cautiously (I
> forgot about that discussion of measurement). Also why it's so useful to
> have Maltz around (though it would be nice to hear a lot more from him),
> since any language (except maybe Lojban, from what I've heard) defies
> expectations, English more than some. When my daughter was two, she had the
> reasonable expectation that the contraction for "am not" was "amn't."
> Recently we found out {jeS} never takes an object, contrary to a lot of
> people's expectations that it wouldn't necessarily be intransitive like
> English "participate." Fine by me, or I'd quit and study Lojban instead.
> ~mIp'av
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