[tlhIngan Hol] Klingon Word of the Day: luS

Lieven L. Litaer levinius at gmx.de
Fri May 24 11:46:57 PDT 2019

tlhIngan Hol bopnISmo' tetlhvam, Holvetlh vIlo'qangbej.

vabDot, jIjang 'e' vIbup 'e' vIja'pu', 'ach 'e' bupbe'ba' SuStel, vaj

Am 24.05.2019 um 17:55 schrieb SuStel:
> Right. That's it. I've "overinterpreted" you. This may officially be the
> dumbest argument ever.

roD bIghoHtaH bIvalHa' je SoH.

> Okay, here's a job for you people with Okrand's email address. Ask him
> this.

DaH bIDoghqu'. SaHbe'bej 'oqranD. 'ach DIvI' Hol ngutlhmey SeHlaHbe'
ghaH. vaj ghaH ghelnISlu'be'.

> /The Klingon glottal stop is not an apostrophe./

not ngoDvetlh vImaq. mu'ghomDaq qaghwI' DelmeH mu' apostrophe lo'lu'.
ngoDvammo' 'oHvaD apostrophe vIpong. Apostrophe Dacha' DaneHchugh, vaj
apostrophe ngutlh Dacha'nIS. latlh ngutlh Dalo'chugh vaj muj wanI'.

> different symbols to represent the glottal stop, one of which Unicode
> calls an apostrophe, and one of which typesetters call an apostrophe

bIyajbe'taHqu' jay'. not noDvetlh vIHon. muj latlh ngutlh 'e' vImaq neH.

> The apostrophe Okrand speaks of in TKD is what a typesetter with a
> physical typeface recognizes as an apostrophe. It's defined by its
> shape, not its Unicode encoding. [...]
> convenient for him to do so. He changes the symbol he uses. The effing
> symbol he uses is not that important.

'ach reH apostrophe lo'taH; not latlh ngutlh lo'. not jatlh <tlheghHom
yIlo'. jISaHbe'.> -- jatlh <apostrophe yIlo'.>

> Using U+2018 is not "wrong." It's just not standard.

maQochbe' 'e' wIQoch.

> difference. And that's all that this stupid argument has been about.

ghoHbogh mu'mey Dogh DatIvba'.

DaH ngutlhvetlh vIrIch 'e' vImev.


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