tlhIngan-Hol Archive: Tue Dec 14 06:31:04 1993
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Klingon Merry Christmas?
>From: firstname.lastname@example.org.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
>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.