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Campaign for rational Klingon romanisation (was Re: Phoneme system for my still-

From:John Vertical <johnvertical@...>
Date:Sunday, September 11, 2005, 20:33
--- In, "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. John Vertical