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

From:J Y S Czhang <czhang23@...>
Date:Sunday, January 4, 2004, 11:45
In a message dated 2004:01:04 03:40:56 AM, markjreed@MAIL.COM writes:

>On Sat, Jan 03, 2004 at 09:54:12PM +0100, Benct Philip Jonsson wrote: >> > {tlhaQ} (which sounds a lot like >> >"clock" under the assumption that {tlhIngan} sounds like "Klingon") >> >means "chronometer", >> >> Couldn't that be supposed to be an English >> loanword, since Trek Earthlings speak English? > >Possible, but it would be an odd word to borrow. Presumably >the Klingons had time-telling devices long before contact with >Earthlings.
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_.
>There are some acknowledged loans, such as {qa'vIn} (from "caffeine") for >"coffee" (I imagine they were already aware of the chemical compound and >have a (unknown to us) native word for it, but didn't have the beverage . ..)
EEK! Klingons on "Christian Crank" ;) !!! ::runs for the hills like Hell & hides:: --- º°`°º ø,¸¸,ø º°`°º ø,¸¸,ø º°`°º ø,¸¸,ø º°`°º º°`°º ø,¸~-> Hanuman Zhang, Sloth-Style Gungfu Typist - "the sloth is a chinese poet upsidedown" --- Jack Kerouac {1922-69} "Chance is the inner rhythm of the world, and the soul of poetry." - Miguel de Unamuno "One thing foreigners, computers, and poets have in common is that they make unexpected linguistic associations." --- Jasia Reichardt "There is no reason for the poet to be limited to words, and in fact the poet is most poetic when inventing languages. Hence the concept of the poet as 'language designer'." --- O. B. Hardison, Jr. "La poésie date d' aujour d'hui." (Poetry dates from today) "La poésie est en jeu." (Poetry is in play) --- Blaise Cendrars "If I read a book and it makes my whole body so cold no fire can ever warm me, I know that is poetry. If I feel physically as if the top of my head were taken off, I know that is poetry. These are the only ways I know it. Is there any other way?" - Emily Dickinson


Andreas Johansson <andjo@...>