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Day: September 28, 2017

Where I out-T’Kuvma T’Kuvma

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Posted in categories: Artificial Languages

So, after posting What is T’Kuvma saying in the trailer?… Yes, it really was inevitable:

Linear B roadsigns

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Posted in categories: Ancient Greek, Linguistics

Now that I’m paying more attention to Facebook, I’m seeing clickbait that I on occasion will take issue with here. (And probably more so in the Other Place.) Here’s an example: Στη… Γραμμική Β οι ταμπέλες του νέου ΒΟΑΚ As the Cretan edition of Εφημερίδα των Συντακτών (The Editors’ Newspaper) reports, the vice president of […]

Kyle Kallgren: An Optimal Audience

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Posted in categories: Artificial Languages

It’s a curious thing, having been the co-translator of the Klingon Hamlet. Those involved in the enterprise decided to efface our egos, and publish the translation as a group effort back in 1996. My name’s on the inside cover; my name’s certainly underneath the introduction, which I strongly suspected was the only bit that most […]

What is T’Kuvma saying in the trailer?

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Posted in categories: Artificial Languages

Klingon is back. Not that it ever really went away. And this time, Paramount is no longer massacring the language, like it did on the TV series. No more wij jup shit. Wij jup? That’s the notorious TNG Klingonese rendering of “my friend”. Literally, as “my” + “friend”. Where wIj in Klingon is a possessive suffix. […]

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