tlhIngan-Hol Archive: Sat Sep 14 01:15:09 2002
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Re: KLBC: Klingon Hamlet
> I was just pondering the other day while studying my "Klingon Hamlet",
> considering the Elizabethan English in which Shakespearean literature
> written in, dose the Klingon restored version of this particular work
> this fact by using a proposed "archaic" type of spoken Klingon?
> Or can the tlhIngan Hol in my Hamlet be used in everyday speech?
If I might be allowed to drop the pretense of Klingon restoration for a
Not deliberately; after all, when Shakes was writing things in 1600, he
wasn't being archaic (except in particular instances --- the Hecuba
speech, perhaps). That said, the style of Hamlet is not *necessarily*
model Klingon style: more subordination and all-round complexity than
the list consensus tends to favour (as Guido finds to this day. :-) But
as long as you're careful with how long your sentences go, I *think*
you can get away with using things from it as conversational Klingon.
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Upon completing His outburst, God fell silent, standing quietly at the
podium for several moments. Then, witnesses reported, God's shoulders
began to shake, and He wept.
Dr Nick Nicholas. firstname.lastname@example.org http://www.opoudjis.net