[tlhIngan Hol] Klingon Word of the Day: luS

Lieven L. Litaer levinius at gmx.de
Fri May 24 07:32:56 PDT 2019

ja' Daniel Dadap:
> If I allowed smart quotes to take over for Klingon text, I’d get weird qaghwI' in words like the pronoun ‘e’, which in this particular instance I’ve allowed to use the characters that my phone decided I must have meant, since I obviously meant to enclose the letter e in single quotes. But if I were indeed writing in English, and wanted to say something like “I am trying to write the letter ‘e’ on the blackboard”, then I have no problem with the smart quotes, because they’re actually appropriate.
> It’s completely appropriate for the apostrophe in “it’s” to be a right single quote. It’s also appropriate to use a right single quote as qaghwI’, as I have intentionally done just now.

I agree with all you have said, as you confirm my intention. Others do
not understand, or just enjoy arguing with me.

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

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