[tlhIngan Hol] STID canon

Steven Boozer sboozer at uchicago.edu
Wed Sep 7 07:44:18 PDT 2016


Don't worry if the subtitle isn't a precise grammatical match for the Klingon.  

Sometimes the English line is just too colloquial for Okrand to translate literally, so he gives an approximation.  Sometimes the movie people re-word the subtitle after the Klingon has been provided and filmed.  And sometimes they even replace the subtitle with a completely different one -- resulting in some very creative new vocabulary by Okrand.

--
Voragh

> -----Original Message-----
> From: mayqel qunenoS
> 
> > potlhmo' batlh, vIqawba'.
> > Because you care about honor.
> 
> Is this surely correct ?
> 
> I read "honor because it is important, I obviously remember it". If this
> translation is correct, shouldn't we have instead {potlhmo' batlh 'e'
> vIqawba'} ?
> 
> Voragh  wrote:
> > Here are all the lines I know of from STID which Lieven previously
> > posted to the list:
> >
> > jIvuylaH. jIve'.
> > I am here to help you.
> > [= lip-match for the original line: DevwI' ghaH 'Iv'e'?]
> >
> > jIyI'.
> > With respect.
> >
> > ghach jIvvo' naH. DaH pIghvamDaq So''eghtaH.
> > There is a criminal* hiding in these ruins.
> > (*The English subtitles were first planned using the word "terrorist",
> > the German subtitles even use it.)
> >
> > 'ej Dojmey wID - vInDa'ma' peq.
> > He has killed many of our people.
> >  ("and he massacred multitudes - he slaughtered our compatriots")
> >
> > toH, Hey Humanpu'.  qatlh DISaH?
> > Why should I care about a human killing humans?
> >
> > potlhmo' batlh, vIqawba'.
> > Because you care about honor.
> >
> > 'ej chIvo' neH chIw vum'e'.
> > And this man has none.
> >
> > Qob lIb bam SoH chuDlI' je.
> > You and your people are in danger.
> >


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