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[Tlhingan-hol] wa'Hu' jInaj.

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="">I saw “Being George Takei” a couple days ago. There’s a scene in it of him on a stage at a con. Mark Okrand is on stage with him. Likely, that inspired the dream I had last night.</div><div class=""><br class=""></div><div class="">It really started with that scene. I was visiting somewhere and Marc Okrand was there. He was cheerful, as always, and friendly, as always, and he invited me into his home. Note that I didn’t add “as always”. This was the strange part.</div><div class=""><br class=""></div><div class="">His house was very interesting with very modern and unusual furniture and appliances. He was a very graceful host. I didn’t bother to ask “why”. I was dreaming.</div><div class=""><br class=""></div><div class="">Oh, and another odd part was that he spoke in continuous, swift, unrehearsed, perfect Klingon. There was something about him having a group of friends that worked together on their skills at the language, and he came out of this experience speaking Klingon like Nick Nicholas, without the Greek accent. It was stunning.</div><div class=""><br class=""></div><div class="">He had updated the grammar so that a higher level of specificity was now possible in the area of aspect. You could now very naturally express a start and end time for the action, both from a start time stamp and end time stamp form, and from a “give or take X amount of time” version giving a time span to an event.</div><div class=""><br class=""></div><div class="">It all made perfect sense at the time, though of course, I was dreaming, and in dreams things can make sense that don’t make sense upon waking.</div><div class=""><br class=""></div><div class="">Cottage Cheese.</div><div class=""><br class=""></div><div class="">I had a dream once where “cottage cheese” was the secret of the Universe. It answered all questions and solved all problems.</div><div class=""><br class=""></div><div class="">Were that reality were so simple.</div><div class=""><br class=""></div><div class="">Or Klingon grammar, for that matter.</div><br class=""><div class="">
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