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Re: another new-to-the-list person's question

:[nikolai wrote:]
: >/kli/pIqaD.html ) with the various phonemes was made more
: >or less at random, and that Mr Okrand and Mr Okuda don't use it.
: They don't because otherwise, they would be stuck with the meanings if they
: want to decorate klingon ships on the show. With no meaning, Mr. Okuda can
: put them together randomly like he wants it.

I believe this is called "greeking" in show biz or graphics circles: the esthetic arrangement of a foreign alphabet by an artist who can't read the script.  The Trek designers do this with every alien script you see on signs or computer displays.  For those in the audience unfamiliar with the language, it looks quite realistic.

: The letters on the gauntlets say {vrchD}

Perhaps it's some military abbreviation: {}  Consider it an opportunity to "reconstruct" the underlying text!
: Lieven aka muHwI'

Steven, a.k.a. Voragh

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