[tlhIngan Hol] If pIqaD became Ca'Non..

mayqel qunen'oS mihkoun at gmail.com
Thu Apr 30 04:08:58 PDT 2020


David Holt:
> Even if we are never shown any other punctuation on screen, I think the wording of your statement is misleading.
> The marks are not actually a comma and a period. I would say that pIqaD has two punctuation marks: One for separating
> sentences and one for separating ideas within a sentence. English punctuation marks can be divided into these two groups,
> but we have multiple choices in the sentence separating group.

On the other hand I believe, that whoever created the pIqaD, simply
didn't care to create additional symbols for colons, semicolons, etc.
And we're just trying - once again - to find excuses for everything.

I can't believe that someone sat down, consciously classified english
punctuation in just two groups, and then said "ok, because klingon is
alien and all that crap, it stands to reason that there's no need for
anything else." There *is* need for *everything* else (colons,
semicolons, etc..) I don't think that all natural languages are
written with the punctuation we know, just because someone centuries
ago woke up in the morning, and got sexually aroused by the idea of
creating the punctuation we know today.

I can understand in-game thinking for the people who like to think of
klingon as an alien language, but at the end of the day, in-game
thinking is just that. In-game thinking and nothing more.

Klingon isn't alien. It's a human constructed language, created by a
human, used by humans. If there were aliens, I doubt we could begin to
understand their means of communication.

~ mayqel qunen'oS


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