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Old 09-03-2008, 10:10 PM
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Do Shatner/Nimoy/Lloyd/Okrand/Dorn/Fox etc. speak it the way you are indicating?
They say 'Khan', like 'Bahn', not like 'can'.
Klingon actually uses the british sounds for 'a'...
Shatner, Nimoy, Lloyd, Okrand, Dorn, Fox, &c. all are from different places (Shatner is even Canadian), so they all have different accents. Also, there are easily dozens of British accents from which to choose.

At any rate, you are right when you say that the pIqad “a” is pronounced like the “a” in “Khan” or “Bahn.” It's the same sound as in the words “Fußgang,” “acht,” and “ball,” but in western American, the vowels in “but,” and “can” are all totally different sounds.

Here's the Mirriam Webster pronunciation for “ball.” This is the same sound as the pIqaD “a.”

Here's the Mirriam Webster pronunciation for “but.” This is not the same sound as in “ball.”

Here's the Mirriam Webster pronunciation for “can.” This is yet a third sound, distinct from the other two.

Also, here's the Mirriam Webster pronunciation for “open,” as I indicated earlier. This is the same as the pIqaD “o.”

Anyway, the KLI has examples of all of the sounds at their “The Sounds of Klingon” page. One needs only to click the pIqaD to hear an .AU sample of the sound, so re-creating the sounds should be easy enough.

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It's time for "Learn Klingon With NCC!"
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Nice chart NCC. Does anyone have a chart for the Romulan language?
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The webster links confirm my statements.
Like I said, ball contains [ɔ], while but contains [ʌ]. The US ball is not the Klingon ball! Klingon a is always [a]
Perhaps you notice that the o in open is different from the o in or.
The English not would be written nat in Klingon.
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The webster links confirm my statements.
Like I said, ball contains [ɔ], while but contains [ʌ]. The US ball is not the Klingon ball! Klingon a is always [a]
Perhaps you notice that the o in open is different from the o in or.
The English not would be written nat in Klingon.
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meqleH, you mean
Chucky: Sorry, the only official language is Klingon. The others don't have any official grammar, just a few words.
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Watch out for the instructor's RULER!!!!
In the case of a Klingon instructor it would be a ball and chain or an axe.

NCC: Thanks for the update. Maybe after STXI we'll know more about the Romulan language - but perhaps not. We'll see.
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The only bit of Romulan language I know is this:

You hold up a pen or some object and shout "IT'S A FAAAAAAAAAKE!"
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The only bit of Romulan language I know is this:

You hold up a pen or some object and shout "IT'S A FAAAAAAAAAKE!"
Zardoz is in a basement somewhere making that image into reality. Heck if he can make the IT'S A FAKE Romulan hold up a rabbit, he should certainly be able to make that Romulan hold up a pen.
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There is a video of him holding a rake, a piece of cake, etc. but I can't find it...
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