tlhIngan-Hol Archive: Sat Aug 24 09:58:49 2002
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Re: tlhIngan Hol lujatlhbogh puq'e'
>>but: now that _we_ know klingon, too, couldn't we, without
>>violating this scifi context, write another tkd?
>Two reasons why not:
>1. the logical reason: we don't know anything about Klingon that
>Marc Okrand hasn't already told us.
i don't mean the vocabulary but the rules. we could reformulate them.
>So all we'd be doing is re-stating what he has said. Yes there are
>cases where what is in TKD is further clarified in other
>publications and it would be useful to have that material collected.
>To a certain extent that's what Captain Krankor does in From the
>Grammarian's Desk, and what I do in Beginner's Corner, or whatever
>my HolQeD column is called. But projects like this do not really add
>anything to our knowledge, just rearrange it. And such projects run
>up against reason number two.
rearrangement itself is not a reason.
>2. the legal reason: Marc Okrand created and continues to support
>the language. He deserves the benefit of the ONLY artificial
>language ever to earn money for its creator. And even if Marc
>didn't mind, Paramount/Viacom's lawyers would.
i didn't really want to rewrite tkd, of course. just reformulate some
rules we know. there is nothing in contrary, is there?
>It would not violate the science fiction context. In a world where
>Klingon was real and not copyrighted, there would be dozens of
>Klingon learning materials available, but if Marc didn't let anyone
>else talk to Maltz, and no other Klingons co-operated, they'd all
>run up against reason number one. Actually there are lots of other
>learning materials, if you count all the internet sites in various
>languages, and HolQeD and this mailing list.
>So, go ahead, re-write TKD for your own benefit. The proof of the
>pudding is in the eating, though. DIvI' Hol Dalo'taHvIS tlhIngan
>Hol Dalo'be'taH, 'ej laHlIj DaDubbe'.
i already reformulated a rule. period. Satlho' tuqImmo'. DaH tlhIngan
SavIt vIneH. DaH pab chutmey'e' Sajatlh vIneHqu'taHbe'. :)