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Re: petaQ, tlhIngan Hol yIghojqu'

Posted: 04 Aug 2019 06:36
by Khemehekis
Also . . .
eldin raigmore wrote:
04 Aug 2019 01:11
I imagine the word for “rubber” is borrowed also. [But clearly not from English!]
qoch'uq

Must've been borrowed from French caoutchouc!

Now we can say Quch qoch'uq!

Re: petaQ, tlhIngan Hol yIghojqu'

Posted: 04 Aug 2019 07:28
by Dormouse559
eldin raigmore wrote:
04 Aug 2019 01:05
I’m using a pad. I can’t do any key combinations. CTRL+F is unavailable to me.
If an iPad it be, you can search the page by typing your query in the address bar. In the menu that pops up as you type, there's an option to see the results under the "On this page" heading.

Re: petaQ, tlhIngan Hol yIghojqu'

Posted: 05 Aug 2019 00:49
by masako
Khemehekis wrote:
04 Aug 2019 02:21
EDIT: By my own count, Klingon is up to 3,714 words.
I would call these lexical units...lexemes, because many of them can be combined to create more complex meanings.

Re: petaQ, tlhIngan Hol yIghojqu'

Posted: 07 Aug 2019 05:50
by eldin raigmore
Dormouse559 wrote:
04 Aug 2019 07:28
If an iPad it be, you can search the page by typing your query in the address bar. In the menu that pops up as you type, there's an option to see the results under the "On this page" heading.
Oh hey! I got that to work!
Now if I can figure out why it sometimes works and sometimes doesn’t...

Re: petaQ, tlhIngan Hol yIghojqu'

Posted: 18 Aug 2019 00:59
by Khemehekis
Here's an Easter egg I just figured out:

'IDnar magic, wizardry

This must come from spelling "Randi" backwards!

Interestingly, I have a word in Kankonian that looks like an Easter egg but is not. In Kankonian, the word for psychic is randi. I was 16 and had never heard of The Amazing Randi.

Re: petaQ, tlhIngan Hol yIghojqu'

Posted: 18 Aug 2019 05:59
by ɶʙ ɞʛ
Orthography reform for Klingon?

wait, never mind. Just replace <ch> with <c>, and it will be fine. Why use <ch> when there is no plain <c>?
Similarly, <gh> with <g>.

Re: petaQ, tlhIngan Hol yIghojqu'

Posted: 20 Aug 2019 17:10
by Khemehekis
I just noticed something neat with the kinship terms:

me` - n - aunt [mother's sister] -- Auntie Em
`e`mam - n - aunt [father's sister] -- Auntie Mame
`IrneH - n - uncle [mother's brother] -- Uncle Henry

But I don't get this one:

tennuS - n - uncle [father's brother]

tennuS backwards is Sunnet. Who's Uncle Sunnet?

Re: petaQ, tlhIngan Hol yIghojqu'

Posted: 13 Sep 2019 09:09
by Khemehekis
At https://www.kli.org/chabal/ they now have a wishlist of new Klingon words you'd like Marc Okrand to coin.

I registered today as a guest. Guests are allowed two word requests each, and I requested words for headphones and disorder, disability, syndrome, condition. You may also register as a 1-year member, 5-year member, 10-year member, or lifetime member, meaning you'll get to view more parts of the site and request more words.

All registered members -- even guests -- may upvote or downvote other people's word requests. Especially recommended by He'me'HeqIS are "adverb(ial)", "blink", "fish (verb)", "freckle", "friendship", "gay/lesbian/bisexual/transgender", "monopoly", "parent", "teen", "trillion", "tumor", and "twin". Adding "mercury", "aluminum", "tin", and "zinc" seems like uncontroversial common sense (and I see that all four of these element words will apparently make it). Some words are apparently redundant, on the other hand, and are getting majorly borked by the voters!

If you register with that site, let me know and I'll check out your requests! [B)]

Re: petaQ, tlhIngan Hol yIghojqu'

Posted: 12 Oct 2019 15:33
by Khemehekis
Why does the Klingon word for plant sound like "Red Menace" backwards?

Re: petaQ, tlhIngan Hol yIghojqu'

Posted: 16 Oct 2019 06:17
by Khemehekis
kli.org member Allie56 has added ten new word suggestions to vote on. Included are many words I have in the LCV: alkali (base), fossil, gum (in the mouth), oval, protein, and trapezoid. They all already have 7 votes. I encourage you to vote on them.

Re: petaQ, tlhIngan Hol yIghojqu'

Posted: 26 Nov 2019 01:04
by Khemehekis
Klingon now has words for "submarine", "check" (as in cheque), "iodine", "climate", "to be extinct", "stalagmite" and "stalactite", "chaos", "tangerine", and more.

https://www.frathwiki.com/Klingon/lexicon

Re: petaQ, tlhIngan Hol yIghojqu'

Posted: 05 Dec 2019 16:05
by eldin raigmore
Tangerine?

Re: petaQ, tlhIngan Hol yIghojqu'

Posted: 06 Dec 2019 08:50
by Khemehekis
The word is tanje'rIn, so obviously it's an English borrowing.

Just like:

'epIl naH: apple
per naH: pear
pIlam naH: plum
raSber naH: raspberry
Sutra'ber naH: strawberry
ghIrep naH: grape
banan naH: banana
qo'qo: coconut
menggho' naH: mango