[tlhIngan Hol] wikiwiki (was Re: Klingon Weather Forecast)

mayqel qunenoS mihkoun at gmail.com
Wed Aug 2 12:30:19 PDT 2017

> Most don't even knwo what it meant initially.

vaj, tagha'Ha' nuq 'oH ?
so, what did it mean initially ?


On 2 Aug 2017 10:01 pm, "Lieven" <levinius at gmx.de> wrote:

> Am 02.08.2017 um 20:47 schrieb Michael Roney, Jr.:
>> Lieven, if you wouldn't mind, could you inform Maltz that "wiki" is a
>> Hawaiian word and not an English one.
>> And then I'll likely shut up on the matter.
> I'll try what I can do, because I am not in direct contact with Maltz.
> I guess the basic problem is that Maltz is a Klingon informant in contact
> with the federation, whose primary language is "Federation Standard", i.e.
> English. This explains why nearly all of the loanword are based on English
> and not anything else.
> For instance, see {pIqarD}, which should be "pIyqagh" from the French
> pronunciation, or {'anyan} and other fruits which is different in most
> languages on earth.
> You may also see it from this perspective: Maltz was asked if he new what
> a wiki is by an English speaker. Maltz didn't know the word and just
> repeated it how he heard it, and that's what Marc Okrand wrote down.
> Am 02.08.2017 um 20:56 schrieb nIqolay Q:
> > One could make the argument that it's an English word that was derived
> > from Hawaiian. The English word "wiki" doesn't mean the same as the
> > Hawaiian, for instance.
> Good point. English speakers - especially computer geeks - see the word
> wiki as a term for some computer system. Most don't even knwo what it meant
> initially.
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