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Re: Yet another newbie!

Karl-Filip Faxen (kff@sics.se)



Great! Will take some time to decode without looking at the written 
text. I got the {nuqneH}, though...

   /buSwI'

Elizabeth Lawrence wrote:
> I have just posted a brief video in Klingon to YouTube.  If you, as newbies, do the same, and if non-newbies join in as well, we can build a substantial amount of material to watch.  Experienced speakers will be able to demonstrate and critique the speech of newcomers, and we will be able to have real (if time-delayed) conversations.  I hope people construct video responses.
> 
> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ItJ8FYhMKDc
> 
> QInwIj yIQoy!  HIjang!  tlhIngan Hol wIjatlh vIneH.
> 
> -be''etlh
> 
> 
>>From: cmumma@mac.com
>>To: tlhingan-hol@kli.org
>>Subject: Re: Yet another newbie!
>>Date: Tue, 10 Nov 2009 14:41:45 -0800
>>
>>I am a newbie as well.  Any help with pronunciation would be helpful.
>>
>>Chris
>>
>>
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>>On Nov 10, 2009, at 2:35 PM, kff@sics.se wrote:
>>
>>
>>>From: kff@sics.se
>>>To: tlhingan-hol@kli.org
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>>>tlhIngan Hol vIghoj vIneH!
>>>
>>>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.
>>>
>>>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?
>>>
>>>One thing in particular that puzzles me is how {Duy'a'} and {Duy''a'}
>>>differ in sound, that is, how to say {''}.
>>>
>>>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?
>>>
>>>{jIlabta'}
>>>
>>>   {buSwI'}
>>>   aka kff
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
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