[tlhIngan Hol] qaghwI' vs. qaghwI’

SuStel sustel at trimboli.name
Thu Oct 26 06:58:01 PDT 2017

On 10/26/2017 9:52 AM, Lieven wrote:
> I am always telling people that when they want to write and print 
> something in Klingon, they should use the typographical apostrophe 
> that looks like a small "9", or like a flying comma.
> This has been used like this on Okrand's 3 books, but otherwise I 
> started to wonder... why?
> Is there any reason or source or whatever that says that {’orwI’} is 
> better than {'orwI'}? Does this {'} mean anything else than {’}? Or is 
> this just for the look? 

I've never understood why people say that, unless it's just a rigid 
adherence to the style guide that produced TKD. Personally, I'd rather 
see straight quotes, to distinguish them from actual quotation marks.


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