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Re: pIqaD bom

Mark J. Reed (markjreed@gmail.com) [KLI Member]



But why does your first line stop where it does?

'at bay chay Day 'et ghay Hay'It jay lay may

That gets you to

A B C D E F G H I J

in the English, which isn't a break.

And why are {Hay} and {'It} joined together?


On 7/29/09, Michael Roney, Jr. <nahqun@gmail.com> wrote:
> While my wife has recently informed me of the similarities between this song
> and Twinkle, Twinkle; I have never compared the two in this manner.
> I simply took each English letter as 1 syllable except for w which is 3 and
> matched the Klingon accordingly.
>
> As mentioned ' is 2 syllables which leaves us 1 syllable short.
>
> My song ends with "w x y &amp; z" with only 1 &amp;, not 2.
>
> The 'o'megh is "Now I know my ABC's, next time won't you sing with me.
>
> The DaH was moved up to cover the "missing" syllable, and I dropped the
> 'next time' concept in favor of syllable count.
>
>
> Is this making more sense?
>
>
> ~naHQun
>
>
> -Michael Roney, Jr.
> Professional Klingon translator
> http://twitter.com/roneyii
>
> --Sent from my Palm PrÄSteven Boozer wrote:
>
> >From Mark J. Reed's mobile device:
>
>>Not getting the scansion.  I learned the English as follows:
>
>>
>
>>A,B,C,D,E,F,G.      (Twinkle twinkle little star)
>
>>H,I,J,K,L-M,N-O,P.  (How I wonder what you are)
>
>>Q,R,S.              (Up above)
>
>>(and) T,U,V         (the world so high)
>
>>W,X and Y and Z     (like a diamond in the sky)
>
>>
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>>Which would map to something like this:
>
>>
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>>  'at,bay,chay,Day,'et,ghay,Hay
>
>>  'It,jay,lay,may,nay-ngay,'ot-pay,qay
>
>>  Qay ray Say
>
>>  tay tlhay 'ut vay
>
>>  way yay qaghwI' je. rIntaH.
>
> Don't forget the {'o'megh}:
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> Now I know my ABC's.      (Twinkle twinkle little star)
>
> What do you think of me?  (How I wonder what you are)
>
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> Which would be something like:
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>   DaH pIqaD'e' vISov.
>
>   DaH vuDlIj'e' yIja'!
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> though a more Klingon approach would be:
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>   DaH vuDlIj vISaHbe'!
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> --
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> Voragh
>
> Canon Master of the Klingons
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-- 
Mark J. Reed <markjreed@gmail.com>






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