tlhIngan-Hol Archive: Tue May 04 17:40:59 1999
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Yet another X-Files translation - at least the first part...
- From: "Patrick Masterson" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Subject: Yet another X-Files translation - at least the first part...
- Date: Tue, 04 May 1999 17:40:47 PDT
<You may remember how I translated some X-Files phrases into Klingon. Well
now I'm trying a whole script. I found a transcript of an episode, the
season 4 premiere, and have translated it. Why I did I have no idea, but I
did have a lot of free time. I kept the action parts there to help with the
context, and comments by me are in <>'s. I did not translate the actions,
because I figure I'm just making subtitles for the speech :).This is a big
file, and I'm not going to post it all at once, because I'm sure the list
mail server would have a field day and most of you probably don't want to
wade through a 35K+ file. So I'll do it in sections.>
<This is the episode title: "Herrenvolk" is German for master race>
Part 2 of 2
(A van pulls up to a pole in the middle of nowhere. The repairman gets
out of his van and attaches two special additions to his boots, two
spikes on the insides. He then clips a strap onto a clamp on one side
of him, then throws the strap around the tree and clamps it on the
other side. Digging the spikes into the wood, he makes his way up the
pole, using the strap for support. He opens up the box on top and
starts using a screwdriver when a bee approaches him. He goes to
swat it away, but it comes back. He tries to swat it again.)
REPAIRMAN: Get away.
(The bee lands on his neck and stings him.)
Oh, damn it!
<In the Addendum to TKD, Marc includes this as a "general invective", a
shortened form of Qu'vatlh>
(He smacks the bee and it falls down to the ground, laying on its back
and buzzing wildly. Five boys walk up to the pole. Five identical
boys. The repairman acknowledges their presence but doesn't look
directly at them.)
A bee stung me, ay?
(He looks at them and sees that they are identical.)
Well, now... don't you all take the cake?
Does your mom ever mix you up?
(The boys don't answer. He laughs to himself, then gets cottonmouth,
He starts to gag and choke, clutching his throat. The boys step back
as the man shakes violently, jarring loose the spikes and straps. He
falls, screaming, then rolls over on his back. The boys walk over to
him as his last breath escapes him. One of the boys nudges his head
with his foot, then the boys head back in the direction that they came
<That was the opening teaser, by the way.>
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