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Re: pIqaD bom

Michael Roney, Jr. (nahqun@gmail.com)



Apparently my spacebar stuck.
My line breaks or pauses are just the way my brain processes the song.
If it doesn't make sense, just break them somewhere else.


~naHQun

-Michael Roney, Jr.
Professional Klingon translator
http://twitter.com/roneyii

--Sent from my Palm PrÄ?Mark J. Reed wrote:

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 & z" with only 1 &, 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 PrÄ?Steven 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.

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>   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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