Re: The (Klingon) Empire Strikes Back

From: Mark E. Shoulson <>
Date: Thu, 3 Nov 2016 20:51:11 -0400

Yes, it isn't unique to Klingon, I never said it was, and who cares that
Latin also has it?? We weren't talking about Latin!


On 11/03/2016 08:06 PM, Philippe Verdy wrote:
> 2016-11-04 0:43 GMT+01:00 Mark Shoulson <
> <>>:
> 3. For my part, I've invented a pair of ampersands for Klingon
> (Klingon has two words for "and": one for joining verbs/sentences
> and one for joining nouns (the former goes between its
> "conjunctands", the latter after them)), from ligatures of the
> letters in question.
> That is not new to Klingon, and it exists also in Classical Latin :
> - the coordinator "et" between words, for simple cases; this
> translates as "and" in English...
> - the "-que" suffix at end of the second word which may be far after
> the first one (which could be in another prior sentence, or implied by
> the context and not given explicitly); this translates as the adverb
> "also" in English... I've seen that suffix abbreviated as a "q" with a
> tilde above, or a slanted tilde mark attached above, or an horizontal
> tilde crossing the leg of the q below... Sorry I can't remember the
> name of these abbreviation marks.
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