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Re: Name

On Tue, 19 Jan 1999 10:08:12 -0800 (PST) Matt Peperell 
<> wrote:

> On Tue, Jan 19, 1999 at 07:29:08AM -0800, Matt Cooperrider wrote:
> > Could someone please tell me what my name would be in 

> There are two versions, both similar
> ma'chu and machu'. I guess you could use ma'chu', but I believe that
> because both syllables are cut short, it is hard to hear the vowl sounds.
> The first version is closer to the english and the second is more authentic
> because (IMO) the klingon sound is more prominent.

Note, this is a transliteration of "Matthew". If you want 
"Matt", you can just say {mat}. It doesn't mean anything in 
Klingon (yet) and is slightly different in pronunciation, since 
the {a} is like the "a" in "father". You might get closer with 
{met}, which is pronounced just like "met" in English, but 
without any meaning (yet). 

Because of association, you probably think "met" doesn't sound 
like "Matt", but the fact is, "met" sounds at least as much like 
"Matt" as {mat} does. Slightly moreso, even.

Meanwhile, {ma'chu'} is a verb meaning "clearly/perfectly 
accommodate" while {machu'} is a verb meaning "we are new" or 
"we engage, activate (a device)". Both sound enough like 
"Matthew", though I might go for {matchu'} since it doesn't have 
any Klingon meaning (yet).
> Just my penny's worth, make of it what you will.

Add my penny's worth, and you have our two cents worth.
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> Matt Peperell <>
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