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#1 2003-05-18 05:01:03

Jan
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From: Rotterdam
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Re: Should Klingon be an official language?

[color=#000000:post_uid0]There has been quite some discussion about this topic in the state of Oregon. What do you think.

[img:post_uid0]http://www.reviewjournal.com/images/bes … lingon.jpg[/img:post_uid0][/color:post_uid0]

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#2 2003-07-10 20:37:16

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Re: Should Klingon be an official language?

[color=#000000:post_uid1]Ka-plah!  yikes[/color:post_uid1]


Just another American pissed off with the morons in charge...

Motto:  Ex logicus, intellegentia... Ex intellegentia, veritas.

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#3 2003-07-11 03:23:05

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Re: Should Klingon be an official language?

[color=#000000:post_uid0]Actually he's not kidding.  There are cases where mental patients will speak nothing but Klingon, so the shrinks are searching for people who can translate Klingon into English.  If you google it you can probably find articles about it.[/color:post_uid0]


My people don't call themselves Sioux or Dakota.  We call ourselves Ikce Wicasa, the natural humans, the free, wild, common people.  I am pleased to call myself that.  -Lame Deer

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#4 2003-08-15 12:16:39

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Re: Should Klingon be an official language?

[color=#FF0000:post_uid0]:O my goodness![/color:post_uid0]


"I am the spritual son of Abraham, I fear no man and no man controls my destiny"

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#5 2003-08-24 09:07:20

Ranger_2833
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Re: Should Klingon be an official language?

[color=#000000:post_uid2]Thought you might find this funny....  big_smile


Daily Show report: "Clingin' to Klingonese"[/color:post_uid2]


Just another American pissed off with the morons in charge...

Motto:  Ex logicus, intellegentia... Ex intellegentia, veritas.

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#6 2003-08-26 09:01:49

Palomar
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Re: Should Klingon be an official language?

[color=#810541:post_uid3]*Erm...well considering Klingons don't actually exist, I voted "no."

I prefer aliens who bathe occasionally...come to think of it, I prefer humans who bathe occasionally as well.  smile

Romulans are my favorite Star Trek "alien" characters.  Strong and sexy; super-intelligent like their Vulcan cousins but having passions same as humans.  Much more refined and elegant than Klingons (but then, it wouldn't take much to be more refined and elegant than Klingons anyway)...

Yeah.  Give me a Romulan any day.

--Cindy

::EDIT::  I just now recalled a post to a newsgroup I read approximately a year ago now.  It was decidedly off-topic, but Klingons became a topic.  One guy questioned (rightfully so) how a barbaric race of people with zero patience could possibly develop such high levels of technology:  The first time something went wrong in the development of a thing, wouldn't a Klingon fly into a temper tantrum and destroy it?[/color:post_uid3]


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--John Sladek (The New Apocrypha)

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#7 2003-08-27 06:24:29

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Re: Should Klingon be an official language?

[color=#000000:post_uid0]Star Trek has explained that away by making scientists somewhat more calm and, well, scientific. Of course, Star Trek is known to write in characters and so on without actually, you know, thinking ahead (in other words, they write first explain later), so this explaination is fishy and probably doesn't work. smile

But I can see races having such working structures. The Mote in Gods Eye discusses aliens who have specialized tasks. One kind of creature is an engineer, while others are talkers, and so on. Kind of interesting.[/color:post_uid0]


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#8 2003-08-27 07:42:10

clark
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Re: Should Klingon be an official language?

[color=#000000:post_uid0]I remember being told once by a histoy teacher that the Romans would execute the family of the engineers, and their decendants, if their civil engineering projects failed.

And some of those old Roman aqueducts are still in use today...[/color:post_uid0]

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#9 2003-08-27 15:45:11

Free Spirit
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Re: Should Klingon be an official language?

[color=#000000:post_uid0]

I remember being told once by a histoy teacher that the Romans would execute the family of the engineers, and their decendants, if their civil engineering projects failed.

And some of those old Roman aqueducts are still in use today... [/quote:post_uid0]

Today they just make you kill yourself by suing you for everything your worth.  [/color:post_uid0]


My people don't call themselves Sioux or Dakota.  We call ourselves Ikce Wicasa, the natural humans, the free, wild, common people.  I am pleased to call myself that.  -Lame Deer

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#10 2003-09-28 04:12:13

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Re: Should Klingon be an official language?

[color=#000000:post_uid0]Somebody may enlighten me on Klington.I am interested.[/color:post_uid0]

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#11 2003-10-02 08:42:13

Palomar
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Re: Should Klingon be an official language?

[color=#810541:post_uid3]*Okay, Klingon language experts, I've found a phrase in Klingon (or Klingonese):

Quchjaj qoSlIj!

I know what the phrase means.  Do you?

Yeah:  I'm testing your mettle, you weakling.

I'll provide proof that I know what it means after you have answered.  You've got 10 seconds.

--Cindy  ::brandishing a whip::

:laugh:[/color:post_uid3]


We all know those Venusians: Doing their hair in shock waves, smoking electrical coronas, wearing Van Allen belts and resting their tiny elbows on a Geiger counter...

--John Sladek (The New Apocrypha)

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#12 2003-10-04 05:02:58

alokmohan
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Re: Should Klingon be an official language?

[color=#000000:post_uid0]cant understand.please help more.[/color:post_uid0]

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#13 2003-10-04 05:32:15

Palomar
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Re: Should Klingon be an official language?

[color=#810541:post_uid8]*It's a joke, Alokmohan.  Have you not seen the television show "Star Trek"?  Klingons were a race of space-faring beings in the television show; total fiction.  But with the advent of "Star Trek" movies, "Star Trek: The Next Generation", etc., some fans of the series have become very enthused about Klingons -- to the point of further developing the "Klingon language."  Apparently some people have developed the "language" of these fictional characters to such a point that they want it considered a "real" language.  Hasn't "Star Trek" ever been translated into your native language and shown on Indian tv?  Perhaps "Yankee Cultural Imperialism" isn't as widespread as has been thought.

---

Hmmmmm.  No takers on the Klingon phrase I found.  What a bunch of chickens here.  {bwaaak, bwaaaak, BWAAAA-aaak!}

All these human men...afraid of a Klingon female?

Guess I'll have to start attaching cat-o-nine tails to the tips of my whip.  Come on, now.  What's the answer?  You've got 10 seconds or the whip starts coming down!

And you can prostrate yourself before my feet and kiss my boots in gratefulness for the fact that I give you an additional 10 seconds to figure it out!  :angry:

--Cindy  :laugh:[/color:post_uid8]


We all know those Venusians: Doing their hair in shock waves, smoking electrical coronas, wearing Van Allen belts and resting their tiny elbows on a Geiger counter...

--John Sladek (The New Apocrypha)

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#14 2003-10-04 22:32:43

George H
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Re: Should Klingon be an official language?

[color=#000000:post_uid0]Hehe! Your good at role-playing Cindy. It means happy birthday (I got a Klingon dictionery). But you don't have to scare me into kissing your boots, heh.[/color:post_uid0]

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#15 2003-10-08 05:46:59

alokmohan
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Re: Should Klingon be an official language?

[color=#000000:post_uid0]*It's a joke, Alokmohan.  Have you not seen the television show "Star Trek"?  Klingons were a race of space-faring beings in the television show; total fiction.  But with the advent of "Star Trek" movies, "Star Trek: The Next Generation", etc., some fans of the series have become very enthused about Klingons -- to the point of further developing the "Klingon language."  Apparently some people have developed the "language" of these fictional characters to such a point that they want it considered a "real" language.  Hasn't "Star Trek" ever been translated into your native language and shown on Indian tv?  Perhaps "Yankee Cultural Imperialism" isn't as widespread as has been thought.

---

Hmmmmm.  No takers on the Klingon phrase I found.  What a bunch of chickens here.  {bwaaak, bwaaaak, BWAAAA-aaak!}

All these human men...afraid of a Klingon female?

Guess I'll have to start attaching cat-o-nine tails to the tips of my whip.  Come on, now.  What's the answer?  You've got 10 seconds or the whip starts coming down!

And you can prostrate yourself before my feet and kiss my boots in gratefulness for the fact that I give you an additional 10 seconds to figure it out!  :angry:

--Cindy  :laugh:[/color:post_uid0][/quote:post_uid0]
[color=#000000:post_uid0]NOW IT IS SO CLEAR ,NICE OF YOU.i AM PREPARED TO.....[/color:post_uid0]

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