tlhIngan-Hol Archive: Wed Jun 24 07:41:01 2009
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Re: Klingon orthography (was: Okrand at qep'a')
In a message dated 6/24/2009 04:39:34 Eastern Daylight Time,
> >> IPA would be unambiguous, but it's not the most practical or
> >> attractive of orthographies.
> >> Qa?taxv?? xot? ???, lo?lo? Xolq??? t??nmox T???an Xol J?jxa?; ???
> >> maj q??w?? pot?qu? ?ox. ??t?m?j l??, ??t?m?j mot? j? ?a? xot?
> >> jabb????, ??j T???an xolq???, T???an xol, T???an nu? j? q?l. Q?t?m?
> >> j??? ?a?bo? nu?bo? jabb???? nu?m?x ??j ?oxm?x nar? j? la?w??pu?
> >> jabb????xomm?j; mavuvt?uqm?x ??j maja?t?uqt?u?m?x nar?. Xolq??? n?v
> >> law?, q?ono? mot? n?v pu?: xa?t?u?m?x q?ono? ?ox xolq??????. ?Ox?aq
> >> nar?pa? ??t?, ?ox nu?t?u? lat?, ??j ??t? ??t?w?? ?ovb??. Xolq??? j?
> >> x Â»J?jquv Paq?omÂ«, ??j ?ox bo? j? Â»â?¹ax Xol J?jxa?Â«.
> > My email program doesn't copy the unusual symbols.
> Once again, it is impossible to say why without knowing what computer
> you are using and what operating system, and what e-mail client. It
> seems that it might be fairly old as so many of the characters have
> been converted into question marks; you have lost the Unicode
> encoding. (Consider upgrading to a newer e-mail client -- not for me,
> but just for better interoperability with the rest of the world).
Irrelevant. I offered the text only to show where the words were that I
was referring to and then explained why it wouldn't come through complete.
I have no intention of upgrading for the time being.