tlhIngan-Hol Archive: Tue Nov 19 09:09:24 2002

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Re: Hol pIq (was RE: QeD De'wI' ngermey)

>From: "...Paul" <>
>On Tue, 19 Nov 2002, David Trimboli wrote:
> > You're not looking at them carefully enough.  Virtually all new words 
> > Okrand makes up are jokes of some kind.  The finger words and toe words 
> > bird words are all jokes, for instance.  /Hutvagh/ is not only a joke, 
> > a religious epiphany to those of us who travel in the northeastern 
> > States!
>Actually, I recognize several of the jokes (like the play on "karaoke")
>And you have obviously never been to the SF Bay Area to know how desirable
>Hutvagh is.

I-95 is the main interstate highway running north to south on the East 
Coast.  I'm not just talking about utility, I'm talking about the word 
itself!  :)

>However, this even more reinforces my belief that Okrand is merely
>humoring us.

I don't see any "merely humoring" about it.  He wrote a book, and now people 
pressure him to keep going.  Since that book, he's written two more books, 
revised the original one, collaborated on two audio tape projects, assisted 
with the CD language lab, coached actors in two additional movies, written 
numerous HolQeD articles, appeared at many /qep'a'mey/ (and some 
/qepHommey/) and conventions, and has always maintained an open and 
accepting attitude to everyone.  All this from one book.  He's put a lot of 
effort into something that he designed just for fun!  How is this "merely 
humoring us"?

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