tlhIngan-Hol Archive: Tue Dec 14 23:39:53 1993
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Re: Klingon Merry Christmas?
batlh choja', Will Martin quv:
=> 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".
= I don't have TKD with me, but I'd tend to say something more like,
="While QISmaS is happening, may you be happy." Assuming, of course, that
=happiness is a desireable condition...
qaStaHvIS QISmaS, yIQuch, even; as for happiness being desirable, let's just
assume the translation "happy" is poor, and it actually means "the feeling
you get when you've just bathed in a Ferengi's blood" or something ;) .
Alternatively, DuQuchmoHjaj QISmaS may be worth considering.
As an aside: any money, when Qanqor returns, he's going to delete his
overloaded mailbox ;)
Nick, who could end up doing his PhD on Klingon, if only more people did
more things to/with it. Or I could do it on Lojban. And I'll probably end
up doing it on Kalam. Now I gotta work out what Computer Text Generation
ramifications can flow from a thesis on a language spoken by 15,000 New
Guinea Pygmies, and how I can con my department into sending me to Stanford
for a year as a result...
"Relax." -- "yIleS." [Three seconds pause.] "Stop Relaxing!" -- "yIleSHa'!"
--- the Conversational Klingon tape.
Nick "I am not a Klingon. Much." Nicholas. firstname.lastname@example.org
nIchyon jIH. nIchyon SoHbe'. nIchyon ghaHbe'. nIchyon tlhIHbe'. nIchyon jIHqu'.