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Re: Internet abused by terrible tweets in Klingon!

Christopher Doty (suomichris@gmail.com)



And in case anyone was curious, this is the sort of terrible nonsense
that makes project's like Tracy's important...

On Wed, Dec 2, 2009 at 23:26, Christopher Doty <suomichris@gmail.com> wrote:
> The site linked from the article below is offering to translate your
> English into Klingon and post it to Twitter.  Except that it doesn't
> translate anything.  It just fills in the Klingon word for the English
> word.  With appalling results.  "I want to eat gagh" was rendered by
> it as <jIH neH Daq Sop gagh>.
>
> http://scifiwire.com/2009/12/how-to-tweet-in-klingon-a.php
>
> There is lots of disagreement on this list about various things, but I
> think we can agree on one thing: the locative suffix <-Daq> should
> never be used as a word unto itself, especially to form an infinitive
> (!!).
>
> Chris
>






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