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

Michael Roney, Jr. (

(Just wanted to point out that I didn't say the text quoted below)

-Michael Roney, Jr.
Professional Klingon translator

--Sent from my Palm Preghunchu'wI' wrote:

On Jun 24, 2009, at 5:04 AM, Michael Roney, Jr. wrote:

> I want to respect case distinctions. I'd be very happy if Klingon
> orthography could write personal names like Qugh, Ghawran, Lursa',
> Be'etor, Qeng, Viqsis, Mogh, Hus, and 'Atrom (KGT p. 197) with capital
> letters.

It sounds like you want to *make* case distinctions for your own  
purposes, not respect them where they already exist.  Maybe your  
meaning of the word "respect" differs from mine?

Your capitalization of that last name as 'Atrom suggests that your  
understanding of Klingon orthography is faulty.  Regardless of your  
wider experience and credentials, and despite your definite and  
acknowledged contributions to the Klingon-speaking community, you  
haven't demonstrated that you know enough about actually *using*  
Klingon to make appropriate suggestions for changing it.

-- ghunchu'wI'

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