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Re: Klingon and puns (was Re: Klingon grammar)

From:J Y S Czhang <czhang23@...>
Date:Monday, January 5, 2004, 22:30
In a message dated 2004:01:04 12:34:47 PM, andjo@FREE.FR writes:

>Quoting J Y S Czhang <czhang23@...>: > >> Mayhaps the Ferengi stole them early Klingon time-telling devices... >> might explain the depth of disgust Klingons traditionally have for those >> big-earred, decadent _Kapitalische Uber Alles_. > >That's pretty weird German ... and it appears to be trying to mean "ones >who are capitalistic more than anything else", which is pretty weird too.
ROTFLMAO ::bows, tux tail in:: _UberDank ;) Mein Sprak-o-Verfremdungeffektor ich ist_ ;) ::head hurts now - poetic mangalangin' German allows - oops! - _always_ does that to me... once made my German cinema studies professor laugh so hard she barfed... after being in her classes for 3 years, she never believed me when I mumbled something to the effect that I had "no fluency whatsoever"... Sanskrit is prob'ly harder than German to "properly" mangalang... (Pali would be much easier I imagine) French, Dutch and Flemish _seem_ to be easier (this jury, judge & executioneer is still outta lunch on this wild bunch) and Italian, Japanese and English a lil more so... (I also took Italian cinema classes...fer 2 yrs. & worked in an university music library-archive where very basic musico-fluency in at least 4-5 Western European languages was kinda sorta "prerequiste") and much more so easier IMHO is auxlangy-like "Greco-Latin Technobabble-On" - it just begs for it like a rubber-fetish masochist on his pathetic boney knees begs a blackleather-clad dominatrix ... "Please beat me... beat me hard!" {evil grinnage} :: autobiohistory with just a hint of the polyglotism up my sleeve: In high school I did my damnedest to get out of English grammar crap in my senior year... made a balls-to-the-wall, go-for-broke, all-or-nothin' deal with The Authoritarian African-American Nightmare Teacher from the Depths of Oxford, UK with an Eternal Chip on Her Shoulder: a college grad student quality thesis paper on James Joyce's _Finnegans Wake_ or I don't pass English at all. I nearly didn't graduate high school . . . but not cuz of this deal made in High School Hell, but cuz I was tardier than a sloth on opiates about turning in my _visual_ arts portfolio! Literally, I ran from the arts dept. to the Arts Office to turn my grimey, poorly assembled portfolio in 23 seconds from the dreaded "exactly" high-noon Deadline on May 23rd, 1983 CE! The Joyce paper got a A+++/B+/C+ grading (arguement/proof/format-style). Deliberately, I had turned it in about 2 and 1/2 weeks early to the shock&awe of the above-mentioned devil o' a teacher, who just couldn't say anything remotely resembling "English", who turned a mighty pug-ugly purple-like colour in reaction ... She had a severe nervous breakdown about 23 hours after she finally graded my paper and registered the grade with The Pedantocratic Powers-That-Be! Go Figger the 23, the Number of Synchronicities... --- *DiDJiBuNgA!!* >Teenage Aboriginal Walkabout Turtles...--- Hanuman "Stitch" Zhang, ManglaLanger (mangle + manga + lang) Language[s] change[s]: vowels shift, phonologies crash-&-burn, grammars leak, morpho-syntactics implode, lexico-semantics mutate, lexicons explode, orthographies reform, typographies blip-&-beep, slang flashes, stylistics warp... linguistic (R)evolutions mark each-&-every quantum leap... languages are "naturally evolved wild systems... So language does not impose order on a chaotic universe, but reflects its own wildness back." - Gary Snyder "Some Languages Are Crushed to Powder but Rise Again as New Ones" - a chapter on pidgins and creoles, John McWhorter, _The Power of Babel: A Natural History of Language_ = ¡gw'araa legooset caacaa! ¡reez'arvaa. saalvaa. reecue. scoopaa-goomee en reezijcloo! = [Fight Linguistic Waste! Save, Salvage, Recover, Scavenge and Recycle!]