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
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Stephan Schneider [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
> Sent: Tuesday, July 09, 2002 14:39
> To: tlhIngan-Hol@kli.org
> 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.