tlhIngan-Hol Archive: Tue Nov 24 16:29:18 2009
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David Trimboli (email@example.com)
Terrence Donnelly wrote:
> --- On Tue, 11/24/09, Christopher Doty <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
>>> This tends to happen a lot when trying to come up with ways of
>>> translating scientific or professional jargon. One should always
>>> try to eliminate hindsight words from one's Klingon.
>> Who? Why? Where? Does Okrand say this somewhere? Or is this your
>> own pearl of wisdom?
> The KLI's strong opposition to anyone but Okrand coining new words
> (which is what a compund word would be but a N-N combination would
> not) is based on the practical recognition that, lacking a central
> authority like an Academe Klingonaise, this would quickly lead to
> mutually-unintelligible dialects in a community too small to sustain
> any, and also as a sign of respect to Marc Okrand. Since the second
> reason involves humility, I don't expect you to understand it.
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- From: Terrence Donnelly <email@example.com>