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Re: pu'jIn

David Trimboli ( [KLI Member] [Hol po'wI']

Terrence Donnelly wrote:
> --- On Tue, 11/24/09, Christopher Doty <> 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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