tlhIngan-Hol Archive: Tue Oct 12 19:28:40 1993
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Re: opinions on Orthography & Phonetics
: On Oct 12, 12:54am, DSTRADER@delphi.com wrote:
: > Any /'/ that seperates two vowels does nothing more than seperate
: > the vowels, and it tends to leans toward the second syllable.
: Sorry, dude. You have no case. There's nothing in TKD, CK, TNG or
: anything in the movie series to back you up. Nada. Pagh. Rien. El Zero.
I don't have the original post handy, so I'm not exactly sure what the context
of this was, but I'd agree with DSTRADER that if there's only one >'< between
two vowels, it will belong to the second syllable at least 99% of the time.
There is only one known Klingon morpheme that begins with a vowel: >-oy<, the
suffix of endearment, and even here, Okrand has sanctioned the insertion of >'<
in the event that the previous morpheme ends with a vowel. I think DSTRADER has
more than "Nada. Pagh. Rien. El Zero." to back him up (and BTW -- what about
that capital P in "Pagh."?).
: -- charghwI'
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