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panDo'ra' bom (Klingon limerick about the Na'vi)

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kewnya txamew'itan:
This burnt my cheese a lot.

I give to you, my internet.

Torture Killer:
didn't get that O.o

darthdeus:
me neither :O

Lance R. Casey:
Some comments:


--- Quote from: Our Lady of Toast on February 02, 2010, 08:39:03 pm ---bomwIj yI'Ij!  na'fI' be' 'IH bop.

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There is no f in Klingon, so the closest substitute is v. Also, for the high front vowel i, which does not exist in Klingon, there is an established "cheat" -- Iy -- which also appears in the subheading for this board. If you really want "girl" rather than "woman", there's be'Hom, but the English word is used for both half of the time anyway.


--- Quote from: Our Lady of Toast on February 02, 2010, 08:39:03 pm ---<< ma'IQqu'taHvIS, malop. >>

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This is literally "we party while we're being very sad". If you want less of a simultaneous feel and more of a sequential one, ma'IQqu'DI' malop or ma'IQqu'chugh (vaj) malop would be some other options.


--- Quote from: Our Lady of Toast on February 02, 2010, 08:39:03 pm ---ja'pu' na'fI', << Sa'HutwIj Sud yIchop. >>

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Same as above, and note that it's SuD (typo).

Since Klingon verbs are unmarked for tense, the perfective -pu' is not really necessary, but I suppose there are also meter constraints to consider -- which also applies to some of the above comments. :)

And -- great work! Rhyming in Klingon is certainly no easy task, I know. ;D

Our Lady of Toast:
Fixed the typos - good catch, Lance!

You're right - the perfective is really there for the meter more than anything else; it's an easy way to get an extra syllable without modifying the rhyming word at the end of the line.  I thought about using jay', which is appropriate for a limerick, but I didn't care for the sound when it's stressed - it affected the rhythm of the line too much.

reH HIvje'lIjDaq 'Iw HIq'e' 'oHjaj!

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