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Re: Yet another newbie!

Steven Lytle (lytlesw@gmail.com)



nuq 'oHtaH "KLD"'e'? rap'a' "TKD" "KLD" je?
lay'tel SIvten

On Tue, Nov 10, 2009 at 5:35 PM, <kff@sics.se> wrote:

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> tlhIngan Hol vIghoj vIneH!
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> Here is another Swedish newbie. Thing is, there was a program on Swedish
> television about a month ago about artificial languages, and in particular
> Klingon. Interviews with Marc Okrand, Arika Okrent and notable Swedish
> Klingonists. And I got caught.
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> So I have gotten KLD and downloaded {pojwI'}, which I'm using together
> with a flashcard program called Anki (tip to Jacob!) which is nice since
> you get to make your own cards and it uses a spaced repetition algorithm
> to show them to you suitably often.
>
> I wonder if anyone have good ideas for pronounciation training; I have
> used the descriptions, the recorded phrases at the KLI site and the Forvo
> site. And of course, I listen to {taH pagh taHbe'} over and over again ;-)
> But beyond that?
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> One thing in particular that puzzles me is how {Duy'a'} and {Duy''a'}
> differ in sound, that is, how to say {''}.
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> Also, I wonder about using locative in a noun phrase, as in {bIQDaq veng},
> my attempt at translating "the city on the water" (yes, I know a true
> Klingon would not associate his city with water...). Is that ok?
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> {jIlabta'}
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>    {buSwI'}
>    aka kff
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