[tlhIngan Hol] tlhIngan Hol spellings of B'Elanna and Gorkon?

De'vID de.vid.jonpin at gmail.com
Wed Mar 28 00:55:15 PDT 2018


On 27 March 2018 at 17:45, Steven Boozer <sboozer at uchicago.edu> wrote:

> AFAIK we have no official spelling for B'Elanna, though I generally use
> *{be'elanna} for the reasons you stated.  Ditto for Gorkon though, not
> knowing it had appeared in Hamlet, I’ve used *{ghorqan} which reflects how
> it’s pronounced by human actors.
>

I, too, would've written {ghorqan} if not for the Hamlet precedent. Of
course, Hamlet only refers to someone named {ghorqon}, which isn't
necessarily the same as Star Trek VI's Chancellor.

{qeylIS Quch. ghorqon jIb} "Hyperion's curls, the front of Jove himself"

Could be any {ghorqon}, really.

-- 
De'vID
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