tlhIngan-Hol Archive: Fri Jul 12 06:41:27 2002

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RE: Damn Capitalization

But they are not TOTALLY arbitrary... they *ARE* somewhat phonetic to a
native-English speaker.

Stardate 2528.4

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Stephan Schneider [] 
> Sent: Tuesday, July 09, 2002 14:39
> To:
> Subject: Re: Damn Capitalization
> >Well, I understand that sporadical captialization can be a nuisance. 
> >But that shouldn't affect your writing after a while. In 
> other words: 
> >get used to it. FYI: since my native language is german, I'd tend to 
> >capitalize many words that aren't in english(or klingon), or, when 
> >writing german, I sometimes forget about capitalizing words.
> >
> >Beside that, how would you want to change it? The letters 
> used are an 
> >almost perfect representation of what they are supposed to 
> be. Chosing 
> >an "x" for "tlh" or similiar doesn t help anyone.
> >
> >If you would really change the writing system - what's next? 
> >Eliminating the article("the") because it isn't necessary? 
> After all, 
> >klingon work's without.
> >
> >Klingon's supposed to be a foreign language - and foreign languages 
> >usually have different phonetics and writing systems. If 
> you're going 
> >to learn german, you'll have to get used to 
> "umlauts"(strange word) too
> >- you can't replace them through other letters either.
> but there's a difference (again).
> the klingon letters are arbitrary. it could be any letters, as 
> klingons don't use them.
> sts.

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