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Re: The health of the Klingon language vs the health of the KLI

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If the beginners' grammarian often forgets that he is the beginners'  
grammarian, perhaps it is time for him to choose a replacement.  
Besides correcting beginners and guiding them, a big part of being BG  
is prodding the general population into greater activity.

It's not just a responsive job. It's a proactive one. If you aren't up  
to it these days -- all the BGs eventually reach that state -- then  
it's time for a new BG. Basically, the task is not sustainable, but  
for a year or two, new energy from a new BG can be a wonderful thing  
for this list.

I cannot volunteer, myself, at this time, since I just got sucked into  
one of the most personally satisfying and passionate new hobbies of my  
life and I need a lot of time to do it well. Perhaps there is someone  
else out there with skill and passion for the Klingon language who can  
bring the list back to life?

Oh, and I'm a beta tester for the new iPhone/Touch app. Still tweaking  
the details, but when it comes out, you want it bad enough that if you  
don't have an iPhone or Touch yet, you'll probably want one, just to  
run this thing.


On Apr 23, 2009, at 8:30 PM, Terrence Donnelly wrote:

> (I'm not sure if this went through before or not; if so, excuse the  
> double post)
> I'm more into providing resources for the interested.  My website is  
> still up, with Kliflash vocabulary program (which should still be  
> usable with current operating systems), the Grammar Addendum, Brief  
> Guide to Klingon Grammar, and various texts, including my songs and  
> movies.  I also serve as an unofficial resource on some Klingon (fan  
> group) forums, and technically I'm still the Beginner's Grammarian  
> of this list, although that's not a very hard job these days, and I  
> may have missed a few noobs lately because frankly I forget that I am.
> I'm currently working on animating my latest song "lurDech" and have  
> in the back of my mind doing the song "Play That Funky Music, White  
> Boy" someday.

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