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Re: [Tlhingan-hol] Bing Translator URL

Rohan Fenwick ( [KLI Member]

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<body class='hmmessage'><div dir='ltr'>ghItlhpu' Michael Everson, jatlh:<br><div>&gt; I remain convinced that there's no reason Klingon <br>&gt; orthography shouldn't be able to use<br>&gt; capital letters in the normal way.<br><br>vIjangpu' jIH, jIjatlh: <br>&gt; "Normal" for what language? Here's an example: wa'Hu' veng <br>&gt; jaHpu' ghawran "Gowron went to the town yesterday".<br>&gt; Using English rules: Wa'hu' veng jah Ghawran.<br>&gt; Using German rules: Wa'hu' Veng jah Ghawran.<br>&gt; Using Dutch rules: Wa'hu' veng jah GHawran.<br><br>(poD vay')<br><br>mujangpu' DloraH, jatlh:<br>&gt; And if we expand this beyond languages that use Latin based characters, there are multiple languages<br>&gt; out there that do not have any kind of capitalisation.<br><br>Oh, indeed. And since you've brought up non-roman scripts, I think Cyrillic needs special mention. In particular, most of the North Caucasian languages that are written with Cyrillic have an additional letter, palochka (typographically identical to Latin upper-case "i"), that marks glottal stop and glottalisation; just like Klingon {D H I Q S}, palochka has no morphologically distinct lower-case form. The Kabardian word for "hand", phonetically homophonous with Klingon {'a}, is written /<span lang="kbd">ӏ</span>Э/ in upper-case but /<span lang="kbd">ӏ</span><span lang="kbd">э/ in lower-case</span>.<br><br>QeS<br>(proud bearer of a name with word-final capitalisation)<br></div> 		 	   		  </div></body>
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