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Re: Translating the word "Klingon" into other languages?

ghel michka:
>In English its "Klingon" and then in the warrior's tongue its "tlhIngan-Hol".
>Do any of the (non-English) folks on this list have any conventions for 
>whether or not to translate
>it to other languages?

I asked a similar question about a month ago. Here are the responses I got:

jatlh HomDoq:
>*German* Hol Dalo'DI', <<tlhIngan>> mughmeH, "Klingone" (m),
>"Klingonin" (f) ghap yIlo'. DIp latlh DelmeH, "klingonisch" (adj)
>yIlo'. vaj <<tlhIngan Hol>> mughmeH, "die klingonische Sprache",
>"die Sprache der Klingonen", "Klingonisch" ghap yIlo'.

jatlh mark:
>I've seen Clingon in Welsh, but Sami Laitala uses Tllingan, which is much
>cooler: the ll in Welsh is the same sound as the -lh in Klingon tlh.
>I think I once got dunned for not catching the fact that "klingo" in
>Esperanto means "blade" (and thus "klingon" is the accusative case of
>"blade").  Interesting.

jatlh Tom:
>Klingon in Spanish has been translated several ways.  (klingón;
>klingona) (klingonio; klingonia)
>(klingonés; klingonesa)  Personally I use klingonio.
>In Esperanto to adjective form would be klingona.
>As in klingona lingvo (tlhIngan Hol) Klingonano (m)
>Klingonino (f).  In German I've seen klingonisch for the adjective.  In
>French the use klingon (m) and klingonne (f).  I hope that this was

- DujHoD

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