tlhIngan-Hol Archive: Wed Jun 24 01:29:05 2009
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Re: Klingon orthography (was: Okrand at qep'a')
Michael Everson (email@example.com)
On 24 Jun 2009, at 04:20, ghunchu'wI' wrote:
> On Jun 23, 2009, at 11:16 AM, Michael Everson wrote:
>> Even now, the conflation of q and Q causes problems for
>> transliteration between PUA pIqaD and Latin orthography.
> So don't conflate them!
I don't want to conflate them. I want them to be distinct. But the
point is that because of canonical case equivalence one is never
guaranteed that q will stay q; it can be converted to Q.
> If you're implementing a transliterator, do it right. If you're
> using someone else's that doesn't do it right, either point out the
> error and get them to correct it, or use one that doesn't have the
> problem. A dull blade should be sharpened or replaced if
> necessary. It shouldn't be used to "cut" oatmeal and praised for
> its sharpness.
I don't think that analogy is really apt.
Michael Everson * http://www.evertype.com/