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KLBC: tlhIngan ghunwI'pu' <Klingon programmers>

>This is the Klingon Word Of The Day for Wednesday, December 22, 1999.
>Klingon word:   vID
>Part of Speech: verb
>Definition:     be belligerent
>Additional Notes:
>TKD Addendum.

maj!  jIDo'.  pongwIjDaq mu'vam tu'lu'.  
= Good!  What luck!  This word is in my name.

De'wI' vIghuntaHvIS, De' vID vIchenmoHbejmo', jIHvaD <De'vID> 
= Because I create belligerent code while I am programming, 
I am called <De'vID> (i.e. belligerent data, "computer virus").

peqIm!  Qu'vaD tlhIngan ghunwI' Dathlejchugh, mu'tlheghmeyvam 
= Hey!  Here are some things you'll definitely hear if you 
work with a Klingon programmer.

[Please criticize my grammar, etc. below.  I feel that I am 
really stretching the Klingon to express some of the ideas.
I found that it was really good practice, though!]

"You cannot really appreciate Dilbert unless you've read it 
in the original Klingon."
= <DIlber'It> DatIvlaHchu'be', tlhIngan Hol lo'bogh 
qontaHvIS chenmoHwI'Daj DalaDbe'chugh.

"Our competitors are without honour!" 
= batlhHa' ghun jaghpu'ma'!
[i.e. "Our enemies program dishonourably!"]

"A true Klingon warrior does not comment his code!"
= ghuntaHvIS tlhIngan ghunwI'na', meqmeyDaj QIjQo' ghaH.
[Literally, "A definite Klingon programmer refuses to explain his
motives while he is programming."]

"Specifications are for the weak and timid!"
= poQbogh lo'wI'pu' yonmoHchu' 'e' nID pujwI' ghunvIpwI' je neH.
["Only weaklings and those who are afraid to program attempt 
to satisfy users who make demands."]

"Debugging? Klingons do not debug. Our software does not 
coddle the weak."
= ghewmey wIHoH DaneH'a'?  ghewmey SuqHa'be' tlhInganpu'.  
pujwI'pu'vaD maghunQo'.
[I think Klingons will find this really funny, because for
some as yet unexplained reason Klingons apparently find anything
involving bugs <ghewmey> really funny.  btw can I put <-Ha'> and
<-be'> on the same sentence, if the verb including the <-Ha'> is 
not a "dictionary word"?]

"By filing this bug report you have challenged the honor of my family.
Prepare to die!"
= QaghmeyqoqwIj Daja'mo' tuqwIj quv DatIchta'.  yIHeghrup!

"You question the worthiness of my code? I should kill you where 
you stand!"
= jIghunchu'be' 'e' Damaq'a'?  naDev bIQamtaHvIS qaHoH.
[Actually there are more of these, but I can't think of a way 
to say "software", or "quality assurance team/people", so I'll 
save attempting to translate those for later, when I learn 
more. =) ]

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