Post by Iustì Carlüs Canun on Apr 26, 2009 18:14:22 GMT -6
A while back I did a post in the Chat Room, to see how many Talossans had some understanding of the Klingon language. The reply to that post was generally one of interest, so I propose the following: I am a member of the Klingon Imperial Forums. I believe that, if I can get enough people interested (minimum 4 to 6, I'd think), I could get one of my fellow Klingon-language enthusiasts (one that speaks it fluently, or at least more fluently than I do) to teach a course at lÜniversità, as a guest lecturer (I believe that's the term). Now, before I go and make the request, I'd like to know: How many people would be interested in taking this course?
Looks like there is some interest in this course, can you please send me a syllabus or post it here for approval? Thanks!
I didn't mean I'd be teaching it (I'm not fluent enough), but I'm sure one of my fellow Klingon folks is fluent enough to teach it. I will post a request on the Klingon Imperial Forums for a guest-lecturer to teach at l'Üniversità, assuming I am authorized to do so.
Klingon Translator Needed For Oregon Mental Health Workers There are mental patients in Oregon who refuse to speak in any other language besides Klingon.
The language created for the "Star Trek" TV series and movies is one of about 55 needed by the office that treats mental health patients in metropolitan Multnomah County.
What do these mental patients have against Vulcan and Romulan? Why does Klingon get the special treatment? The Vulcans have done far more for humanity and their writings have much greater scientific and technical value.
My guess is that this problem is a result of naturally combative Klingon personality types. The native Vulcan and Romulan speakers are less belligerent and more willing to learn and speak the language of wherever they happen to be living. But the Klingon speakers have an obvious attitude problem.
By Randall Parker at 2003 May 11 12:21 PM Off Beat And Odd
Post by Iustì Carlüs Canun on May 16, 2009 19:46:50 GMT -6
Well, having gotten very little response over at the Klingon Imperial Forums, I've decided to take it on myself to teach this introductory course in the Klingon language. I don't expect to get very heavy into the grammar in this course, just normal "survival phrases." You know, stuff like "Where is the restroom?", "Why is my food moving?", things like that. My lessons will be drawing rather heavily from the "Conversational Klingon" audio-tapes (which, sadly, are no longer available). My syllabus is as follows: One lesson per week for nine weeks, with a final exam the tenth week. 1. Pronunciation, Basic Expressions, & Cursing 2. Questions & Common Words 3. Pronouns & Sentence Structure 4. Plurals, Numbers, & Time Expressions 5. Verbal Suffixes 6. Noun Suffixes & Indicating Possession 7. Lodging & Tourism 8. Food & Recreation 9. Emergency Words 10. Final Exam
In addition, each lesson will be accompanied by a selected Klingon proverb, just for fun (tho' one or two may appear on the final as boni).
As for the issue of textbooks, I recommend (but won't require) The Klingon Dictionary and Klingon for the Galactic Traveler, both by Marc Okrand. Alternatively, there is Klingonska Akademien's Online Klingon Dictionary, but I don't expect you'll need them much. Maybe for the next course (drawing more from "Power Klingon," another no-longer-available audiotape).
EDIT: Slight change in lesson plan. Realized I had left something out. Nothing major. Had to combine some of the shorter lessons, though.
Miestrâ Schivâ, UrN: Seriously, win or lose - and I'm not confident of the vote in Florencia at least - the process has mapped out how provincial mergers (a much talked-about-but-nothing-done subject) can proceed in future.
Sept 19, 2019 14:29:34 GMT -6
Miestrâ Schivâ, UrN: If the MM and VD legislatures agree on a constitution for a united province, I would support the enabling legislation in the Ziu.
Sept 19, 2019 17:52:49 GMT -6
Miestrâ Schivâ, UrN: Provincial referendums to ratify (like for FL/FV) are not strictly legally/Organically necessary but I think we've set a good democratic precedent for them.
Sept 19, 2019 17:53:14 GMT -6
Eðo Grischun: There wasn't enough support for a merger of MM-VD last time the topic came up. I don't think anything has changed. Notably, it wasn't just Tories standing against the idea at the time as V was dead-set against it.
Sept 20, 2019 8:37:43 GMT -6
Eðo Grischun: Maybe those discussion will restart now that Epic is back around.
Sept 20, 2019 8:38:04 GMT -6
Eðo Grischun: Miestra: Yes, the precedent has been set and I agree that is a big positive. I still don't like that the Ziu needs an enabling Act though. Gives me similar feelings to when Scotland needs England's permission to hold referendums.
Sept 20, 2019 8:41:06 GMT -6
Eðo Grischun: I do recognise the difference. Talossan provinces aren't States, countries or nations in their own right. So, it makes sense for the Ziu to control their actions. However, it still stings to think that two provinces could...
Sept 20, 2019 8:42:20 GMT -6
Eðo Grischun: vote affirmative to merge with overwhelming majorities, yet the Ziu could still say no. They probably wouldn't, but the ability exists.
Sept 20, 2019 8:43:08 GMT -6
Eðo Grischun: Anyway. Whatever the result of the current referendum, I think we should all celebrate the democratic exercise that has taken place. The ability to speak our minds on self determination without violent means is worth applauding.
Sept 20, 2019 8:54:18 GMT -6
Magniloqueu Épiqeu da Lhiun: Etho, not sure I will seriously go back into politics; meseems that Talossa is missing professional culturicians, and I am looking forward to working in that direction. Speaking of which: A CROATIAN REFERENCE GRAMMAR IN TALOSSAN IS IN THE MAKINGS...
Sept 20, 2019 17:30:50 GMT -6
Magniloqueu Épiqeu da Lhiun: ...and everyone can help shape it, if they were so inclined! Also, lots of poems forthcoming!
Sept 20, 2019 17:31:12 GMT -6
Marcel Eðo Pairescu Tafial: Mas Epic, éu fost zirar, éu praiçeit contra l‘útzil dals müdadas [¿trad’éu?]
Sept 20, 2019 17:45:31 GMT -6
Magniloqueu Épiqeu da Lhiun: ¡Bah, cräpuçă, non tradas niþil! Säip qe las müdadăs non sînt trei utzís. Força eu ocså lor removarhéu, salva per quaisevol mocts; pronums, e.s.p.
Sept 20, 2019 17:58:40 GMT -6
Glüc da Dhi: Voting has started on the third and fourth groups of TMT-Movie theme songs
Sept 21, 2019 6:05:53 GMT -6
Glüc da Dhi: Final referendum reminder mails are out. Turnout update: 24 (FL 12, FV 12)
Sept 21, 2019 7:34:04 GMT -6