[tlhIngan Hol] qepHom 2021

mayqel qunen'oS mihkoun at gmail.com
Mon Sep 27 05:21:48 PDT 2021

Lieven, since you are one of the *very* few people I truly respect in
the klingon speaking community, please don't take this reply as an
attempt on my behalf to appear confrontational against you. Most
people in the community I despise, a fact which I've never hidden, but
you're one of the very few I truly respect.

(tlhIngan nughDaq HochHom vIparHa'chu' ('ej not 'e' vISo'pu'..), 'a
SoH, puSchu'bogh latlh je vIvuvchu'. vaj qaqaD 'ej maSol 'e' vInID 'e'
yIHarQo', latlh QIn(mey) vIngeHtaHvIS.

> You can just ignore the pun, as many people do.

It's not that easy of a thing to do; the mind automatically goes to
the pun. It's hard to treat klingon as an alien language, when every
time I read {lerup} I'm thinking of purell..

> Don't forget that even though it's a constructed language, it's
> constructed as an alien language. If those (fictive) aliens do not have
> the thing you ask the word for, there really just isn't any, and we need
> a strange construction.

Which in turn leads to having to use very long words, which when used
as {-meH}'ed or {-bogh}'ed nouns strain the reader's attention.

> Nobody forces you. It's a game and if you want to play the game, you
> need to follow its rules.

The only rules I actually acknowledge as rules, are the rules of
grammar. There's no rule stating that I need to worship every aspect
of klingon, let alone kiss its' ass. And I believe, after having
written my brains out in klingon, I've earned the right to have an

It's people who haven't ever written (let alone translate something
difficult) whose opinion is worthless.

And it's people who look forward to the day when 'oqranD retires, so
that they'll take over just to please their already overinflated ego,
whose opinion is worthless.

At least I respect 'oqranD, even if I don't like some of his choices.
Its' people who are itching to take his place who disrespect him,
wishing to capitalize on his work the day he chooses to retire.

chutna' bIHbogh chut'e' bIH pab chut'e'. chutmeyvam neH vIlaj.
tlhIngan Hol bopbogh Hoch'e' vIQejnIS 'e' jatlh pagh chut, 'ej
tlhIngan HolvaD bochmoHwI' vIDanIS 'e' jatlh je pagh chut. vuD vIghaj
'e' vIbaj, tlhoy Holvam vIlo'pu'mo'.

lo'laHbe' not vay' qonpu'bogh nuvpu' vuD'e'. 'ej lo'laHbe'chu' not
vay' Qatlh qonpu'bogh nuvpu' vuD'e'.

'ej 'op latlh tu'lu'.. nguqmo' nuvpu'vam. paj 'oqranD 'e' lujInchu',
'oqranD patlh lugheS luneHchu'mo'. lo'laHbe' je nuvpu'vam vuD.

'oqranD vIvuvchu', vabDot 'op wIvDaj vIpartaHvIS. 'oqranD luvuvHa'
patlhDaj lugheSqangbogh nuv, 'ej pajDI' 'oqranD, 'op luSuqmeH, 'oqranD
patlh lugheS luneH.

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