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Re: RE: QeD De'wI' ngermey

Am 19.11.2002 04:21:59, schrieb "Lee Herndon" <>:

>Oddly, I hadn't really thought about this before.  I suppose I half-believe 
>myself that the fans who appear at cons _dressed_ like Klingons, with makeup 
>and masks, and seem to half-believe they _are_ Klingons, are a bit loony.
I love to do that! I don't believe that I _am_ a Klingon, but I like to act as one. That's one of the reasons I started to 
learn klingon. The other reason was because it is such a different language (I think I would have started to learn it even 
when I didn't know it was klingon)

>frustrated when I think of some simple, useful, everyday sentence like "How 
>fast will it go?" and find that there's no idiomatic way of saying it.
As you have seen, there is one!
This is the interesting thing about this language: the challenge to find a way to express an idea - and: reH 'eb tu'lu'!!
Sometimes I imagine a Klingon having trouble to learn Federation Standard. There's many things that are "everyday" 
sentences in Klingon, and they cannot be expressed in english just like that.

DaH jIQongnIS.

  ghojwI'pu'lI' tISaH.

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