[tlhIngan Hol] who translated the Klingon for "The Left Hand of Destiny"?

Doug Henning likethemagician at gmail.com
Thu Feb 8 19:42:28 PST 2018


Maltz had yet to reveal {tamghay} at the time or else "starlight" might
have been translated differently.

Doug

On Feb 8, 2018 6:45 PM, "Felix Malmenbeck" <felixm at kth.se> wrote:

> In the acknowledgments, Jeffrey Lang mentions:
>
> "Special thanks to the good folks at the Klingon Language Institute - in
> particular, Lawrence M. Schoen, Alan Anderson, Roger Cheesbro, and Lieven
> Litaer - for their help"
>
>
> So, it was likely one (or all?) of them, but you never know with special
> thanks.
>
>
> //loghaD
>
>
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> *From:* tlhIngan-Hol <tlhingan-hol-bounces at lists.kli.org> on behalf of
> De'vID <de.vid.jonpin at gmail.com>
> *Sent:* Friday, February 9, 2018 00:26
> *To:* tlhIngan-Hol
> *Subject:* [tlhIngan Hol] who translated the Klingon for "The Left Hand
> of Destiny"?
>
>
> The word {retlaw} reminded me of the Emperor Reclaw, so I wanted to look
> up if the name had ever been printed in the original Klingon. I discovered
> that the novel "The Left Hand of Destiny" contains the following text:
>
> SuvwI''a' ghaH reQlaw'e'
> (For Reclaw was a mighty warrior,)
> qu' qabDaj; jev 'e' rur
> (Terrible as thunder,)
> nom vIHchu'; Hov tIH rur
> (Swift as starlight,)
> jupDajvaD yoHbej ghaH
> (Stalwart to his friends)
> jaghDajvaD Heghna' ghaH
> (And DEATH to his enemies...)
>
> Source:
> https://goo.gl/eGZ5M9 [link to original text on Google Play Books]
> http://memory-beta.wikia.com/wiki/Reclaw
>
> The original text apparently has a few typos, which are fixed in the copy
> on Memory Beta.
>
> In any case, this is reasonably good Klingon. Any idea who was responsible
> for this?
>
> --
> De'vID
>
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