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Re: Stress in Klingon




On Fri, 24 Dec 1999 19:48:21 -0500 (EST) devid@startrekmail.com 
wrote:

> 
> > We also have a new (or old?) one to add to the list from Okrand's Klingon
> > notes for the movie ST5, which have just been published by Lawrence in
> > HolQeD (v.8, no.4: Dec. 1999):
> >
> >   jems tIy qIrq       James T. Kirk
> 
> Doesn't this violate some rules of Klingon phonology?  From 
> looking at the other names I'd have expected <jemIs> and <qIrqa'>
> (or something like that).

This is not a Klingon name. It is a Klingon transliteration of 
an English name. We similarly pronounce foreign names with 
sounds that violate English phonology. Bwana. 

> --
> De'vID

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