tlhIngan-Hol Archive: Thu Nov 21 08:56:48 2002

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> And does the world *really* need a Klingon compsci textbook? Is this
> the big pressing need in the language? Doesn't Swahili need one more?

how irrelevant can you get?  did klingon need "hamlet"?  no.  does any 
language need a particular work or vocabulary?  no.  but people might want to 
translate or create certain works.  
comparing need (or usefulness) in one language to that in another is also 
pointless.  millions of people use swahili in their daily lives;  comparing 
klingon to swahili in this way is ridiculous.  if people always chose their 
language of study by its usefulness, klingon would never have got off the 
need is irrelevant here.  

steven lytle

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