[tlhIngan Hol] Using :

SuStel sustel at trimboli.name
Thu Aug 17 06:09:28 PDT 2017

On 8/17/2017 8:49 AM, mayqel qunenoS wrote:
> Lets say I'm writing a passage which concerns some "things"..
> In english I can write "these things are:", and after the ":" (which I 
> don't know how you call it in english), I can continue by writing what 
> these things are.
> Is it possible to do something similar in klingon ? Can someone write 
> {Dochmeyvam bIH:} or {bIH Dochmeyvam'e':} ? And then continue by 
> describing whatever it is he wants to describe ?
> And if the answer is yes, then what is preferable/more correct ? 
> {Dochmeyvam bIH:} or {bIH Dochmeyvam'e':} ?

It's called a colon 
<https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Colon_%28punctuation%29>, and as part of 
a sentence it is typically used either as you are using it here 
(enumerating a list) are as an explanation or definition of what comes 
before the colon.

The Bird of Prey poster uses colons in some of the Klingon text 

In normal speaking, I wouldn't rely on this. Just put your list in the 
normal place: *Doch wa', Doch cha', Doch wej je bIH Dochmeyvam'e'.* 
Don't look to punctuation to be able to speak in new ways; use 
punctuation to make clear the text you write.


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