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Re: Conlang music

David Trimboli (david@trimboli.name) [KLI Member] [Hol po'wI']



> Date: Wed, 7 Jan 2009 11:43:43 -0800
 > From: sai@saizai.com
 >
>> What music do you know of whose lyrics are in a conlang?
>> 
>> Have any of you created such?
>> 
>> (FWIW, we're also interested in using such music for the LCS
>> podcast.)

Elizabeth Lawrence wrote:
> I wrote a lullaby in klingon, and I know Qanqor HoD has written a 
> number of original pieces. There are also any number of other people
> who have translated songs into klingon, but I'm guessing you are more
> interested in the original works.

A lot of people have written original Klingon songs and poems. I have. 
Be careful though: some of us are protective of our copyrights!

I once wrote a Klingon poem in iambic pentameter as part of a qep'a' 
qaDHom (an informal challenge at a conference). I've got it floating 
around somewhere; I should upload it to my website. I also wrote one in 
alliterative verse: http://www.trimboli.name/klingon/ghuHmoHQoQ.html

I have not set either to music. KLINGON FOR THE GALACTIC TRAVELER (ISBN 
978-0671009953) has a lot of information on Klingon music, including the 
fact that it's usually in a nonatonic scale: 
/wiki/index.php?nonatonic%20scale

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SuStel
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