tlhIngan-Hol Archive: Sat Jul 13 11:22:39 2002
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RE: Damn Capitalization
'ach "english" Hol jatlhwI'vaD SaHbe' tlhIngan.
(but a klingon doesn't care for the english speakers.)
>But they are not TOTALLY arbitrary... they *ARE* somewhat phonetic to a
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: Stephan Schneider [mailto:email@example.com]
>> 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.
> > sts.