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Re: Klingon orthography (was: Okrand at qep'a')

Michael Roney, Jr. (

I was taught that a period is a stop sign and a comma is a yield sign.
The comma triangle just happens to have the same orientation as a yield sign.


-Michael Roney, Jr.
Professional Klingon translator

--Sent from my Palm wrote:

In a message dated 7/7/2009 10:31:24 Eastern Daylight Time, writes:

> Based on the Unicode proposal, and the keyboard mappings I've run
> across, that's exactly backwards.  The comma is the downward-pointing
> triangle, and the full stop is the upward-pointing triangle...
> Which use matches the Skybox cards?

Skybox uses pointing up for sentence finals (periods, question marks, 
exclamation marks) and pointing down for other (commas, semicolons).

I think of it like this: the pointing-up triangle has its base firmly on 
the ground and can't topple over; it's stable and firm on its own.  The 
pointing-down triangle can fall over, so it's unstable and must be supported on 
both sides.

lay'tel SIvten

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