[tlhIngan Hol] {'} as [t] - dialect?

Lieven L. Litaer levinius at gmx.de
Sun May 20 10:07:59 PDT 2018

Am 20.05.2018 um 17:22 schrieb Daniel Dadap:
> I was listening to “The Klingon Way” as narrated by Michael Dorn and 
> Roxann Biggs-Dawson, and couldn’t help but notice that it sounds like 
> B’Elanna almost always (but not totally consistently) pronounces the 
> {qaghwI'} as [t]. Perhaps [t] as an allophone of either /t/ or /ʔ/ may 
> have been a feature of Miral’s dialect? Or is it an idiosyncrasy 
> particular to B'elanna?

I would not regard this tape as being any official dialect, not even a 
canon example of Klingon. SuStel wrote it in a very polite way, but I 
would just say that this audio book version of TKW is really, really 
bad. I listened once to it, and stopped halfway because it hurt my ears. 
Beginners of Klingon should actually never listen to that, because it's 
just bad Klingon.

This information is included in the German version, but I'll add that to 
the wiki immediately right here:

Lieven L. Litaer
aka the "Klingon Teacher from Germany"

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