[tlhIngan Hol] xifan hol
niqolay0 at gmail.com
Tue Aug 24 09:37:07 PDT 2021
I primarily think of it as an alternate orthography used for making
searches easier, for implementing fonts, or any other situation where
Klingon's use of capitalization and digraphs is inconvenient. I don't think
of it as something anybody actually uses for writing Klingon. (Although I
can imagine someone doing it as a way to mimic internet-style writing
that's heavy on abbrevations.) Also, there are a few minor variants: some
implementations use q and k for *q *and *Q* respectively, but some do the
opposite. boQwI' uses z as a shorthand for the qaghwI', but I think most
other places use just an apostrophe.
There are also a few puns that are based on it: *tlhapragh *and* vI'Ir* are
the first two that come to mind. (The latter suggests that MO uses boQwI'
with the xifan hol option.)
On Tue, Aug 24, 2021 at 12:01 PM Lieven L. Litaer <levinius at gmx.de> wrote:
> I was going to write a page about "xifan hol" in the Klingon Language
> Wiki, but I then wondered if I was on the right track. So, before I
> spoil your opinion with mine, what do you think of when you talk about
> or read the term "xifan hol"?
> If you wish, you may add it directly to the wiki:
> Lieven L. Litaer
> aka the "Klingon Teacher from Germany"
> tlhIngan-Hol mailing list
> tlhIngan-Hol at lists.kli.org
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