tlhIngan-Hol Archive: Sat Aug 24 04:24:54 2002
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Re: Why do type 6s come before type 7s?
>mojaq Seghmey vIQIjmo' lab tulwI':
>>the scope of tkd is to describe correctly spoken klingon. and i want
>>to have descriptions of correctly spoken english. the fact is, that i
>>don't like these descriptions. you do, ok. it's good that we
i surely wanted to say "i _don't_ want to have descriptions of
correctly spoken english".
>One of the points I was trying to make with my English example is
>that the descriptions are irrelevant. What is important is that
>your understanding of the language, regardless of how you express
>it, results in your producing grammatically correct Klingon.
that is of course most important.
>Describing a language is like describing chess moves. I say that a
>bishop can only move diagonally, you say that a bishop can only move
>in straight lines over squares of the same colour it started on. I
>say that a knight moves two along and one to the side, you say a
>knight moves one to the side and two along. Someone else doesn't
>even remember how to describe the moves, just knows which squares it
>is legal to place the chessman on. The moves are identical, while
>we are playing I am unaware of how the other player thinks of the
a good comparison.
>If your problem with TKD is that you don't UNDERSTAND the
>description presented, please ask about any aspect and the BG will
>give you examples. In many cases we don't know how it works, the
>written description is all we have. That is why we are so concerned
>about the exact descriptions. We don't want to do anything that is
i will try to behave. ;)
>What I strongly suggest, is that instead of posting your
>re-description of the language, post Klingon sentences based on your
>description of the language. If you make a mistake you will be
>corrected -- using Okrand's description of the language -- and you
>can refine your own model.
i try to concentrate more on written klingon. (it's also worth
considering that these grammar talks are very time consuming.)