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Re: Klingon orthography

Russ Perry, Jr. (russperryjr@sbcglobal.net) [KLI Member]



On Tue, 6/23/09, Michael Roney, Jr. <nahqun@gmail.com> wrote:
> Huh. Relearn something old every day.
> I shall update my personal dictionary file accordingly.

I don't think Okrand was adding "U" to the orthography, but just
using it to illustrate the difference in pronunciation, so take
it with a grain of salt.

> --Sent from my Palm PreMichael Everson wrote:
> 
> On 23 Jun 2009, at 19:30, Michael Roney, Jr. wrote:
> 
> > U?
> > Do you have a page number? I don't recall such a
> Klingon letter
> 
> Page 139.
> 
> ===
> Younger speakers also have a slight tendency to change
> the  
> pronunciation of the vowel "a" in nonstressed syllables to
> something  
> that sounds a bit like the "u" in Federation Standard
> "but". If this  
> sound is transcribed with the Symbol "U", a word like
> "qaleghpu'" ("I  
> have seen you") might sound more like "qUleghpu'". This
> particular  
> phonological inclination seems particularly bothersome to
> older  
> Klingons and is generally considered an error worthy of
> correction.  
> Students who speak this way are customarily reprimanded,
> ===
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