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Klingon Merry Christmas?



>From: nsn@vis.mu.OZ.AU (Nick NICHOLAS)
>Date: Tue, 14 Dec 93 11:43:30 EDT

>batlh choja', Will Martin quv:

>=     I think a Klingon would either say, "Merry Christmas" in English or not
>=at all, with all odds on the latter. Of course, it comes out sounding like
>="merI' QISmaS", unless the Klingon has learned English well enough to lose
>=the accent.

>Given the proliferation of Xmas songs here, I don't see why we can't assume
>*QISmaS* is a loan into Klingon, and express it as "Quchjaj QISmaSlij", or
>"SoHvaD Quchjaj QISmaS".

Perhaps...  I dunno 'bout Christmases, but I've sung "DuQuchmoHjaj qoSlIj"
for "Happy birthday", and it fits.

>Nick "Meri Kurisimasu" Nicholas.

~mark



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