tlhIngan-Hol Archive: Tue Nov 24 20:10:44 2009
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RE: Question about Klingon books (e.g., Gilgamesh et al.)
> On Tue, Nov 24, 2009 at 10:04 PM, Christopher Doty
> <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> > I'm wondering how y'all feel about the language used in these volumes.
> > Does it strike you as good Klingon, bad Klingon, intelligible but
> > weird, etc.?
> > I ask because I'm starting to read Gilgamesh, and there are a couple
> > things that just seem weird to me. I could be because I'm just not
> > all that familiar with Klingon, but some of them just seem downright
> > wrong.....
> It'd be helpful to know what you find wrong.
> Then we can address that particular issue.
> Off the top of my head, I can't think of any complaints.
A couple times people have commented "Why did you do it like this ...", and
I replied "What are you talking about? I wouldn't do that." Then I look it
up in the book and there it is. "Holy crap, why did I do that?"
I think one of them that was pointed out was a question-as-object. Not only
did I for whatever reason use it, but it made it past the proofreaders.
Hey, nobody's perfect.
I just wanted a story that could be read. Shakespeare can be difficult in