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Re: Klingon WOTD: *

QeS la' ([email protected])

ghItlhpu' no'aH:
>Where did you get all this information on these words? Have you  been/
>Did you compile all this yourself? Or did you aquire the help of  others? 
>And is there some way I could get ahold of whatever wealth of  information 
>you have?

Thanks to the printing errors and such that may be found in TKD, it's almost 
an unwritten rule that you should really make your own canon database, or at 
least your own wordlist. Many people, myself included, no longer really use 
TKD for the purpose of looking up words, preferring to go with the databases 
we've typed up ourselves. Voragh's is just the most extensive such 

jangpu' Voragh, ja':
>In spite of numerous requests over the years, I won't give anyone a copy
>of my entire file.

Nevertheless, have you ever considered burning it to CD and offering it as a 
contribution to the KLI archives - obviously under a non-dissemination 
agreement or something similar - just in case you do lose it due to hard 
drive crash or whatever? I know that with my own various dictionary 
projects, I'm paranoid about that. (It's happened to me once before.)

ja'taH no'aH:
>haha I know, I know. Alot of questions. Just thought I'd ask, since I've
>been thinking that for over a year now... :-P

Composing your own canon database is quite possibly the most useful thing 
you can do for your Klingon. Typing out the words from TKD and KGT, with 
their definitions, along with canon examples from other sources, is an 
excellent way to remember those definitions: you're not just passively 
reading them, but actively writing them out. (Plus, you get to make your own 
annotations from other sources, which is a huge bonus. Many of the 
definitions in TKD are pretty vague. {jev} "to storm", for instance.)


QeS la'
taghwI' pabpo' / Beginners' Grammarian

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