Campaign for rational Klingon romanisation (was Re: Phoneme system for my still-
|From:||John Vertical <johnvertical@...>|
|Date:||Sunday, September 11, 2005, 20:33|
--- In email@example.com, "B. Garcia" wrote:
> > I encounter this new dialect every day. It seems you made a few spelling
> > errors. Here:
> > > OmG LIek DiD u Se Whut SHe wRottE tEh OthR DaY?
>Eh, I don't know. I've seen it in all different formats. I've even
>seen strict alternating caps.
Consonants-only seems also to be relatively popular.
>Of coruse, even when I was at the age
>most of these people who are writing that do, I never wrote that way
>except in a satirical or ironic way.
I'd second that, except I also found it useful as a way to imply a loud,
aggressive, determined etc. voice without resorting to full-blown SHOUTING.
Eg. "you'd beTTER oR elSE!"
In conlanging, I've considered using capitalization to mark stress, but the
results were hideous. However, I have found them to be relatively suitable
for glottalization of stops.