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Re: [Tlhingan-hol] Upper case letters

Will Martin ( [KLI Member] [Hol po'wI']

<html><head><meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html charset=utf-8"></head><body style="word-wrap: break-word; -webkit-nbsp-mode: space; -webkit-line-break: after-white-space;" class=""><div class="">There is a special alphabet that linguists use to phonetically spell words in any language. It includes characters we don’t have on our keyboards, but most of them are on the keyboard or closely resemble those on our keyboards, and Okrand chose the closest think he could to the internationally accepted linguistic characters for the sounds of Klingon. That’s what determined which letters are uppercase and lowercase. Okrand is a linguist, in real life. It’s not a hobby for him.</div><div class=""><br class=""></div><div class="">As it turns out, that linguistic alphabet tends to use uppercase for sounds that tend to be less like sounds we use in English. When there is no keyboard equivalent, he used ligatures, like {tlh}, {ch}, {gh} and {ng}.</div><br class=""><div class="">
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<br class=""><div><blockquote type="cite" class=""><div class="">On Sep 23, 2015, at 9:13 AM, HoD qunnoQ &lt;<a href=""; class=""></a>&gt; wrote:</div><br class="Apple-interchange-newline"><div class=""><div dir="ltr" class=""><div class=""><div class=""><div class=""><div class=""><div class="">nuqneH<br class=""><br class=""></div>i was wondering..<br class=""><br class=""></div>is it known why the specific letters (written always in upper case in Klingon) were chosen by Okrand ?<br class=""><br class=""></div>i mean why "S" and not "G" ? why "D" and not "M" ? and so on..<br class=""><br class=""></div>does anyone know the reason behind these choices ?<br class=""><br class=""></div>Qapla'!<br class=""></div>
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