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Re: QeD De'wI' ngermey

On Tue, 19 Nov 2002, David Trimboli wrote:
> Look, Paul, why not write to Lawrence ( and propose your
> ideas to him?  Or perhaps he'll be willing to contact Marc Okrand?  I don't
> think you'll have much success, but not because of a bunch of rigid
> conservatives.

Good idea.  I was kinda hoping he might chime in here, but it wouldn't

> There ARE other groups that speak or would be interested in speaking
> Klingon.  The KLI doesn't have some sort of monopoly on the language.  The

Yeah, but then you get into that problem of divergence.  I'm as opposed to
lingual divergence as the next guy, which is why I don't really want to
"go away and do my own thing", and why I think the KLI is the perfect
vehicle for continuing development; it's already well established as *the*
source for Klingon language information, it's *the* respository for new
words, it publishes the only books written in and about the language aside
from Okrand's specific work.

> (Just don't be disappointed if Okrand doesn't go along with this.  It's not
> his goal to make Klingon a popularly spoken language.  He wants EVERYONE to
> enjoy the language, not just those who are on a committee.)

Well, right now, Okrand *is* the committee, and we're all having run,
right?  So if we did have a tribunal at the KLI, how would that take away
from peoples' fun?  :)


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