[tlhIngan Hol] pseudo-Klingon words from the paq'batlh

Daniel Dadap daniel at dadap.net
Tue Jul 2 07:21:31 PDT 2019

> On Jul 2, 2019, at 09:07, Will Martin <willmartin2 at mac.com> wrote:
> It’s not that I don’t understand you. It’s that I don’t understand why you believe your project is so important to everybody else that other people’s interest in developing the Klingon vocabulary should get in line behind you, so that you get to have your names and words before anyone else does, since you want so many names and words that either Okrand has to ramp up his production exponentially, or you’d have to wait longer than you want to wait to get your share of the bandwidth.

What I believe mayqel’s position is (and I hope he corrects me if I’m wrong), is that he’s so vehemently against using Klingon words that don’t come from Okrand, and that he considers non-Klingon words which have been adapted to match Klingon phonology, that he’d rather leave those words untranslated/untransliterated if they’re not available. I don’t think he thinks that somehow his project deserves the official transliterations that other projects never got; I think he wants to hold his projects to a different standard than those that devise their own transliterations.

I disagree with his position, but I hope I’m understanding and representing it correctly.

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