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Re: QeD De'wI' ngermey

From: "...Paul" <>
> But what if I want to translate or author something that includes concepts
> not currently covered by the Klingon language?  What am I to do if I
> wanted to add a paper on "Software Engineering for Klingons" to the pool
> of material available in the language?  It sounds like your opinion is
> that I shouldn't write such a thing either because a) there will be no way
> for me to translate the various concepts or b) I would have to "invent" my
> own idioms to do it.

No, that's not my opinion.  I say you should write your paper, defining
terms or idioms or whatever through descriptions so everyone knows what
you're talking about, and then accept that your special terminology,
invented for that paper, is only valid inside that paper.  Your invented
terminology is not "canon," either.

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