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Re: Klingon orthography (was: Okrand at qep'a')

Michael Roney, Jr. (

No chip, just sarcasam and a lack of sleep.
-Michael Roney, Jr.
Professional Klingon translator

--Sent from my Palm PreMichael Everson wrote:

On 24 Jun 2009, at 09:16, Michael Roney, Jr. wrote:

> I am *so* glad that all of us are using Mac OS X. That seems to make  
> things *much* easier.
> And for those of us not on a Mac? Or a PC?

Chip off shoulder, please? I'm not being uncivil. I was just  
explaining what I was using. It was pretty easy. I know that on many  
Linux distributions that keyboard driver and font support is rather  

> The moment your system takes over (which it won't), how do you  
> expect EVERYONE to type it?

Please, not "my" system. For one thing I presented at least half a  
dozen options. I would like the community to engage in a discussion  
about some problems the current orthography poses, and will continue  
to pose as Klingon progresses into the future. You do expect Klingon  
to be around in 2035, don't you? In 2085?

> I can't even type Hawaiian properly at the moment.

They have to wrestle with that in Hawaiʻi too. And Esperantists have  
to deal with it. And learners of Irish. It's not hard and certainly  
not insurmountable.

Michael Everson *

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