tlhIngan-Hol Archive: Mon May 06 23:26:22 2002

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Re: Imperial Klingon Vessel

In a message dated 4/23/2002 4:57:58 PM Mountain Daylight Time, writes:

> Trying to abbreviating Klingon would be like trying to abbreviate Chinese.
> Maybe there's a native system to do it, but *I* don't know what it is.  But
> you certainly wouldn't abbreviate Chinese by abbreviating a Pinyin
> transcription

Abbreviating in Chinese is done by dropping characters so that the result is 
still understood, usually after seeing the abbreviation many times.

Examples:  Beijing University = bei-jing da-xue = bei-da
President Jiang Zemin = Jiang Zemin Zongtong = Jiang Shi


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