tlhIngan-Hol Archive: Tue Jun 23 20:53:22 2009
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Re: Klingon orthography (was: Okrand at qep'a')
In a message dated 6/23/2009 19:13:52 Eastern Daylight Time,
> On 23 Jun 2009, at 22:21, MorphemeAddict@wmconnect.com wrote:
> > Changing normal Klingon to all upper or all lowercase does not make
> > a text unreadable. Ambiguity is introduced, but it's trivial. There
> > are very few words that are distinguished by "q" vs. "Q". These are
> > resolved by context. So this "problem" isn't really a problem.
> Why bother to make the distinction at all, then?
This seems to be so obvious I can't believe you asked it.
Because they are different phonemes and not allophones.