tlhIngan-Hol Archive: Tue Dec 14 17:58:02 2004
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Re: [discuss] Language Death
On Tuesday 14 December 2004 06:06, Jonathon Blake wrote:
> Wesley wrote:
> > All in support of a story that growed like Topsy into a novel
> Following in the steps of Ursula Le Guin.
> > Anyone localized OO.org into Klingon yet?
> The Klingon Language Institute is looking for volunteers to do
> that. [Though not using the Klingon writing sytem, though.]
Wait, where did you hear this? I would like to speak with such a
person. Gerry Singleton and I have started an ooKlingon project.
So far, the Klingon Language Institute (KLI) has not shown interest
in that topic, and has, in fact, asked us not to discuss OOo on
their site, which I have respected.
Here is the history of the Klingon language localization effort. In
about August, 2003, Louis Suarez-Potts suggested exploring
localization of Klingon and the two Elvish languages from Lord of
the Rings. I contacted a few people about Elvish, and found out
that it was not as fully developed as Klingon. At the same time, I
had become a member of the KLI, with the hope of getting to know
them and then interesting them in localizing Klingon.
It turns out that there was not much interest in the project over at
the KLI. Some translation of word strings was begun, but it
started small and then tapered off to nothing. AFAIK, the project
has come to a temporary (but lengthy) halt.