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Re: [Tlhingan-hol] the birth of a new word: qorgh

Bellerophon, modeler (

<div dir="ltr">You&#39;re right of course, but do any names rendered in canon violate Klingon&#39;s phonological rules?<div>For instance, I&#39;ve never seen &quot;Spock&quot; in Klingon. Would it be {?Spoq} or would a vowel be needed: {?&#39;eSpoq}, {?Supoq} or some such? I notice {DoyIchlan} instead of {*Doychlan} or {*DoychlanD}, but also {Denmargh} rather than {*Denmarq}. {Denmargh} strongly supports that {qIrq} is a one-time violation of Klingon phonology.</div>
<div><br></div><div>Anyway, point taken, and if /rq/ isn&#39;t allowed, the number of possible syllables is 5397. How many monosyllabic words are there?</div><div><br></div><div>I notice in the exchange that MO consults his list of unused monosyllables mainly because he has only 30 seconds. Comparing new vocabulary to TDK, there seems to be a greater frequency of words that can&#39;t be reduced to monosyllables.</div>
<div><div class="gmail_extra"><br></div><div class="gmail_extra">~eD<br><br><div class="gmail_quote">On Thu, Nov 14, 2013 at 7:37 AM, De&#39;vID <span dir="ltr">&lt;<a href=""; target="_blank"></a>&gt;</span> wrote:<br>
<blockquote class="gmail_quote" style="margin:0px 0px 0px 0.8ex;border-left-width:1px;border-left-color:rgb(204,204,204);border-left-style:solid;padding-left:1ex">On Thu, Nov 14, 2013 at 5:08 AM, Bellerophon, modeler<br>
&lt;<a href="";></a>&gt; wrote:<br>
&gt; In practice, syllables with /r/ in<br>
&gt; position III only have /gh/, /q/, or &lt;null&gt; in position IV (to cite the<br>
&gt; latest example, {qorgh}).<br>
Do they ever end in *{-rq}? I&#39;m aware of only one example, {qIrq}, &#39;ej<br>
nov pong &#39;oHba&#39;.<br>
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