tlhIngan-Hol Archive: Thu Jun 25 05:57:11 2009

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Re: Klingon orthography

Michael Everson (

On 25 Jun 2009, at 13:31, David Trimboli wrote:

> Michael Everson wrote:
>> On 24 Jun 2009, at 19:26, David Trimboli wrote:
>>> I encountered some transformation problems when I was working the  
>>> bugs out of my MUSH regional speech commands, which let you type  
>>> ta' Hol and you speak a regional accent.
>>> Qotmagh and taQ'ev were easy: the first just changes /b/ to /m/  
>>> and / D/ to /N/; the second changes /b/ to /mb/ and /D/ to /ND/.
>> Not reversible though.
> /N/ and /ND/ can be reversed, since /N/ is not a ta' Hol phoneme.

True (modulo case transformation!); I was overstating.

> The others aren't reversible, unless there's a complex trick  
> examining the rest of the word that I haven't thought of.

I don't even think you could do it with a full lexicon.

Michael Everson *

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