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Re: pIqaD

Michael Roney, Jr. (

*Possibly* b/c q is closer to k in sound, and, as I said in a follow up post, since it's typed in ALL CAPS, Q remains Q.

-Michael Roney, Jr.
Professional Klingon translator

--Sent from my Palm PreRuss Perry, Jr. wrote:

Not to spark a whole new debate, but...

On Wed, 6/24/09, Michael Roney, Jr.  wrote:
> q - k
> Q - q
> tlh - x

I wonder why the originators of this mapping didn't do this instead:

q - q
Q - x
tlh - k it leaves "q" alone, and makes "tlhIngan" closer to "klingon".
Then only "x" and "f" for "ng" seem particularly odd given the
Okrandian system (i.e. ch - c, gh - g, S - s, etc, mappings read
pretty straightforwardly).
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