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Re: Facebook in Klingon

De'vID jonpIn (de.vid.jonpin@gmail.com)



De'vID:
> >What are the canonical references to the terms <reD> and <tlhoy'> (<pa'
> >reD>, <chevwI' tlhoy'>, <pIn tlhoy'>)?
>
Voragh:

> Here's Okrand's post: ...


 qatlho'.  Based on the quoted post, I would think the most appropriate
rendition of "wall" in the Facebook sense would be <chevwI' tlhoy'> or <pIn
tlhoy'>, referring to walls that separate territories with different people
in charge.

Voragh:

> I've never seen FaceBook,


chay' DuH ghu'vam?  http://www.facebook.com/ yIghoS!


> but how about using *{jup bey'} "friend display"?  See:


> bey'         ceremonial display KGT
> betleH bey'  bat'leth Display KCD
> nuH bey'     Pride of Weapons (a ceremonial display of weapons) KCD
> quv bey'     Honor Display (a ceremonial display of weapons) KCD


Your wall is a place where you can display things for your friends (and also
where they can display things for you, if you allow it).  So <bey'> is on
the right track, but <jup bey'> sounds like you're displaying your friends,
or it might refer to a <jup>'s <bey'> (a "friend's wall" would then be <jup
jup bey'>), which would be confusing.

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