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

Started by Our Lady of Toast, February 02, 2010, 08:39:03 PM

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Our Lady of Toast

bomwIj yI'Ij!  na'vIy be' 'IH bop.
jatlhpu' ghaH, << ma'IQqu'taHvIS, malop. >>
jatlhpu' tera'ngan,
<< panDo'ra' wIDan! >>
ja'pu' na'vIy, << Sa'HutwIj SuD yIchop. >>

In English/DI'vI' Hol:

Listen to my song!  It's about a beautiful Na'vi girl.
She said, "When we're really sad, we party."
A human said,
"We're going to occupy Pandora!"
The Na'vi girl said, "Kiss my blue @ss!"





~the ending has not yet been written~

kewnya txamew'itan

This burnt my cheese a lot.

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Internet Acronyms Nìna'vi

hamletä tìralpuseng lena'vi sngolä'eiyi. tìkangkem si awngahu ro
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If you want to speak na'vi to me, friend me on facebook (

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Torture Killer

hmm, cant think of anything to put in na'vi here :/

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.

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. >>

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. >>

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

// Lance R. Casey

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!


Varför minns jag alla dåliga vitsar, men glömmer alla infix i Na'vi?? ???
Why do I remember all bad jokes, but forget all the infixes in Na'vi?? :-[

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