[tlhIngan Hol] missing words from kli's "new words not in the original lexicon"

Lieven L. Litaer levinius at gmx.de
Fri Oct 25 07:43:42 PDT 2019

Hello list,

I'd like to jump in here being the one who asked for the word for
"wiki", i.e. {wI'qIy}.

it is true that we are the people who invented the term of canon and
definied that it's all spoken or written by Okrand. Marc Okrand
sometimes makes a small mistake while speaking Klingon, and thn
immediately says "oh no, that's not a word". But if somebody asks "What
is the word for X?" and he answers with an entire email explaining the
word, it can definitely be seen as a canon word, such as happened with
the word {wI'qIy}. Saying that this word should not be in the list
because it's a borrowed word, would eliminate many others, like the
country names, food names and several animals.

Talking about {qabpaq}, we may sure argue if that word makes sense
because this was only a personal message to somebody, but still, MO did
use the word. In addition, this is not really a new words, it's a
compound noun that we should use.

If Okrand uses a word, and even writes it down, it surely is canon.
That's what we decided many years agom.

By the way, the word {wI'qIy} and its spelling was published in a word
list of qepHom 2017 among many others. The reason for it missing in the
list seems to me that i had just been dropped by accident, because I can
hardly imagine a KLI member editing the word list and decide which of
the new words is canon, and which is not.

Since we want to learn the language with all it has, we should also
include all the words we have.

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

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