[tlhIngan Hol] Klingon Word of the Day: luS

Tim Stoffel tim at lionlamb.us
Sat May 25 00:56:28 PDT 2019

This debate raged on in the Na'vi community as well. In the end, the
conclusion was the 'correct' glottal stop character was +02bc, or '
Marc seems to like using conventional characters as much as he can to
make typing transliterated Klingon simple. I suspect that any character
that looks approximately correct will work fine, except for
circumstances where the text may be electronically translated or


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From: SuStel <sustel at trimboli.name>
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Subject: Re: [tlhIngan Hol] Klingon Word of the Day: luS
Date: Fri, 24 May 2019 09:56:04 -0400

Okrand uses this symbol in his books for the glottal stop: ’

Let's assume for now that he was specific about the typeface choice. I 
seem to remember him telling some story about how the editors wanted
change some of his initial ’ to ‘, and on this vague recollection I
it as true that Okrand specifically wanted ’. (If he didn't choose the 
character specifically, then it certainly doesn't matter which
we choose.)

Okrand does not use ' in his publications, only ’. So my question to
is, why is it okay to use '? Isn't ' also the wrong character to use?

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