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.
Sir Alexandreu Davinescu: It's obvious enough why you like it. Hurts my feelings, to be honest. Didn't know Etho felt that way. Think I'm going to take a further step back from things, see how I feel. See you folks in a few months.
Feb 16, 2020 18:33:39 GMT -6
Magniloqueu Épiqeu da Lhiun: That speech would have been great without the unnecessary attacks. That really is very disappointing. Why do we do this to other people? What was gained from this?
Feb 17, 2020 4:43:41 GMT -6
Lüc da Schir: That's a pretty weird speech and it misses the point of a lot of complaints against the current Government. Though I'm happy that Eðo feels he is in the right place at the moment. He's genuinely a great guy.
Feb 17, 2020 10:30:00 GMT -6
Lüc da Schir: "We are seeing mild resistance against electing the Seneschal"... come on, Ian P admitted to the Cabinet that you guys have no counter-arguments and he's fine with dropping it. At this point you'll be ramming it through without any real argument in favor.
Feb 17, 2020 10:33:28 GMT -6
Ian Plätschisch: That post was never supposed to be on my personal feed and I thought nobody saw it after I deleted it
Feb 17, 2020 14:30:52 GMT -6
Ian Plätschisch: Sort of like the time S:reu Crova threatened to release a story about the MRPT's proposed "third pole" going into the 49th Cosa because you accidentally posted it to the public part of the MRPT forum.
Feb 17, 2020 14:36:30 GMT -6
Lüc da Schir: That wasn't meant to be a secret plan or anything, the whole thing was just Inxheneu being a butthurt cunt.
Feb 17, 2020 16:05:11 GMT -6
Miestrâ Schivâ, UrN: YIPES! Italians aren't allowed to use that word, only Scots and Aussies
Feb 17, 2020 16:28:42 GMT -6
Miestrâ Schivâ, UrN: Seriously, can I point out that Ián represents the most "centrist" of the coalition parties and the FreeDems and PNP are much more pig-headed about reforms
Feb 17, 2020 16:29:13 GMT -6
Lüc da Schir: I have the c-word pass
Feb 18, 2020 4:05:31 GMT -6
Lüc da Schir: It's not very clear how "centrist" AMP actually is compared to the other coalition parties. All three have ideas I consider unpalatable, to pretty similar degrees.
Feb 18, 2020 4:09:19 GMT -6
Lüc da Schir: Also note that I'm never opposed to reform (however drastic) in principle, but I will always be opposed to stuff that hasn't been thought through / is there just to score a political point for no measurable gain.
Feb 18, 2020 4:10:12 GMT -6
Lüc da Schir: It would be cool if Açafat's office was "solicitor general" instead of "deputy AG"
Feb 18, 2020 12:28:44 GMT -6
Magniloqueu Épiqeu da Lhiun: Why not be quirky? Attorney Marginal? Solicitor Exceptional? Barrister Unusual?
Feb 18, 2020 14:28:23 GMT -6
Miestrâ Schivâ, UrN: "Solicitor General" has a technical meaning, that is someone who actually appears in Cort on behalf of the Govt at the A-G's instruction. In the long term I want to create such a role in Talossa because writing legal briefs is a specialised skill...
Feb 18, 2020 15:38:31 GMT -6
Miestrâ Schivâ, UrN: ... but considering the baptism of fire that Açafat has been getting in the current case, I wouldn't wish that job on him unless he REALLY wants it
Feb 18, 2020 15:38:54 GMT -6