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Re: Klingon (was Re: Fictional auxlangs as artlangs (was Re: Poll))

From:Mark J. Reed <markjreed@...>
Date:Thursday, December 18, 2008, 1:35
On Wed, Dec 17, 2008 at 6:04 PM, deini nxtxr <deinx.nxtxr@...>wrote:

> > [] On Behalf Of Mark J. Reed > > > > On Tue, 16 Dec 2008 19:43:16 -0500, deinx nxtxr wrote: > > > > Phonologically it only has one really odd phoneme. > > > > Huh? What is the one odd phoneme? How can an isolated > > phoneme be odd? > > By "odd" I meant "uncommon". The phoneme in question is /t_l_h/. ISTR > reading that Okrand specialized in the North American languages found in the > West so it's not too surprising. I know Nahuatl/Aztec has /t_l/.
The phoneme in question is /tK/, which Klingon spells {tlh} while Nahuatl spells {tl}. And a lovely phoneme it is. :) At some point years ago I read through the Kligon grammar pretty thoroougly,
> and this was the only part of the language I really found difficult, but my > interest didn't carry me into actually trying to learn the language. I tend > to look at a lot of conlangs just to satisfy my curiosity about their > structure. >
There are about 50 verb prefixes to learn; it's kinda daunting as a solo project, but comes quickly if you actually speak the language much at all. -- Mark J. Reed <markjreed@...>


deinx nxtxr <deinx.nxtxr@...>