Re: Klingon

From: Michael Everson (
Date: Thu Jan 15 2004 - 12:28:30 EST

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    At 18:06 +0100 2004-01-15, Philippe Verdy wrote:
    >From: <>
    > > Michael Everson scripsit:
    > > >
    > > > yIjachQo'. vItlhob.
    > >
    >> Demonstrating once again that the One True Script for Klingon is Latin.
    >Not really: look at how uppercase letters are used: case mapping, which is
    >quite safe in languages written with the Latin script, completely breaks the
    >Klingon text...
    >Michael did not write: "Yijachqo'. Vitlhob."

    Many Latin-script languages write capital letters
    in non-initial positions. Irish does quite
    regularly: "an tSín" 'China'. Breton does
    sometimes. It is common in transliterations of

    Of course, Philippe seems to be suggesting that
    the One True Script for Klingon is *not* Latin,
    because he thinks that yIjachQo' is not Latin,
    while Yijach1o' is. Which is, well, incredible.

    Michael Everson * * Everson Typography *  *

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