tlhIngan-Hol Archive: Fri Apr 24 08:09:39 2009
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Re: Health (Was "The health of the Klingon language vs the health of the KLI")
qurgh lungqIj (firstname.lastname@example.org)
HIja'. There is such an application in the works. I'm currently beta testing
it on my iPod Touch, although I've found some things it is lacking it (no
prefix/suffix tables, lacking some newer words). They want to release it
before the new movie comes out.
On Fri, Apr 24, 2009 at 11:04 AM, Fiat Knox <email@example.com> wrote:
> Do you happen to know if there is any truth to the information I had
> gathered that Simon & Schuster have been working on developing an
> interactive tlhIngan Hol translation app for the iPhone?
> "Oh, I love it when they /ask/ me to corrupt them ..." - Me, talking to
> Nai, Mar 01 2008
> "You people and your quaint little categories." - Captain Jack Harkness,
> "We're grown ups now, and it's our turn to decide what that means." -
> Randall Munroe, http://xkcd.com
> Conquer the Universe with me! See how at http://fiat-knox.livejournal.com
> We are now leaving the Kingdom of Star Trek and entering normal space.
> --- On Fri, 24/4/09, Dr. Lawrence M. Schoen <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> > From: Dr. Lawrence M. Schoen <email@example.com>
> > Subject: Health (Was "The health of the Klingon language vs the health of
> the KLI")
> > To: tlhIngan-Hol@kli.org
> > Date: Friday, 24 April, 2009, 3:48 PM
> > SaleghneS.
> > naHQun brings up some very valid points, and my personal
> > ill health
> > and recent medical emergencies
> > have further contributed to the situation (specifics of
> > which can be
> > found on my LJ, if you're so inclined).
> > That said, let me address a few items:
> > 1) qep'a'
> > There will indeed be a qep'a'. The dates are from
> > Wednesday evening,
> > July 22nd through Sunday morning,
> > July 26th. I expect to have the location and room rates
> > locked in
> > within the next few days (possibly the next
> > couple of hours).
> > 2) Worlds of Translation
> > This project is near and dear to my heart, and I would very
> > much like
> > to see it come to fruition. We have a
> > number of stories already completed, but I have run out of
> > ideas for
> > motivating people to finish up where
> > that's needed. We're currently three months out
> > from the qep'a', so
> > perhaps some of you will jump in, and
> > use this as an excuse/means to revitalize not only this
> > project but
> > also the discussion here on the list.
> > 3) The Merchant Page
> > Thanks to the efforts of Alan Anderson, a limited form of
> > the
> > Merchant Page has been up for months. It's
> > my hope that it will expand to include more of its former
> > glory
> > (especially as I have a basement full of back
> > issues of HolQeD), but as with most things at the KLI that
> > remains a
> > function of the time the relevant
> > volunteers have to devote to the tasks.
> > 4) HolQeD
> > A decision was made at a qep'a' several years ago
> > to cease publishing
> > HolQeD. The ability to put out a
> > quality quarterly was in doubt, and I did not want to
> > reduce this
> > proud journal to a "newsletter." At that same
> > time, several people stepped forward with the idea of
> > maintaining an
> > actual newsletter instead, but that
> > never seems to have gotten off the ground.
> > 5) jatmey
> > I would very much like to see a revival of jatmey. However,
> > the
> > amount of original poetry and/or fiction being
> > generated in Klingon is at a low, at least as far as I am
> > aware.
> > However, I am feeling inspired, and I am at work on a
> > "secret
> > project" which I hope to reveal here on the list at
> > least a mont (possibly two) prior to the qep'a'. It
> > will be in the
> > tradition of jatmey, but also somewhat grander
> > and more ambitious by far. You might ask, "why attempt
> > something new
> > and bigger, when we haven't been
> > able to do the old and familiar?" and I think
> > that's a fair question.
> > The answer can be found in the song, "'Iv
> > maH,"
> > and I think that's as sufficient an answer as needs be
> > provided. If
> > I've tickled your curiosity, keep reading this list
> > and wait for the announcement.
> > 6) Other challenges
> > I was recently approached by a fiction publisher with a
> > question
> > about Twitter and Klingon. My answer is going
> > to involve a new activity for the qep'a'. I cannot
> > reveal more at
> > this time, but I think it will challenge all the
> > attendees and make for some interesting fun.
> > 7) Maintaining the Community
> > We all are familiar with the proverb, "mataHmeH
> > maSachnIS," and
> > indeed, I've used that as the theme for many
> > an editorial in the years of HolQeD. It remains true today.
> > When we
> > began, there was no twitter, no facebook, no
> > world wide web at all. In less than 20 years, the
> > technological world
> > has exploded around us, and for much of
> > that time, we expanded with it. This list is one such
> > example. The
> > KLI's MUSH is another. I'd like to see us go
> > further. I'd like to begin exploring the possibility of
> > developing a
> > Klingon speaking community in a place such
> > as Second Life.
> > On a related note, this would have the added possibility of
> > allowing
> > more people to participate (albeit virtually)
> > in some or all of the qep'a'. I suspect we have the
> > hardware to make
> > this happen. I know we have the skill sets
> > and brain power. I challenge those of you with expertise
> > and
> > experience in this area to begin a discussion
> > thread here on the list, and prepare to bring this about.
> > That's enough for now. I'm curious to see what (if
> > any) this post
> > generates. That alone will tell me quite a bit
> > about the health (or not) of this organization, and the
> > desires,
> > motivations, and interests of its membership.
> > taHjaj wo',
> > Lawrence M. Schoen, Ph.D.
> > http://www.lawrencemschoen.com
> > Author / Publisher / Psychologist / Klingonist