What happened to Klingon?
I was so excited for the Klingo launch, but somehow it doesn't show up as a language, only hatching. Does anyone know what happened?
Are you an A/B tester of the Klingon Course? Or, you learned it in another place?
Unfortunately, putting what you said back into Bing translate doesn't produce anything very intelligible in the other direction. It also auto-detects it as French, which says a lot about the quality of Bing translate...
So I still have no idea what you said.
It also says something about trying to run OVS languages through translation software :-)
Anyway, what I was trying to say was "they should do the course in pIqaD" (pIqaD being the Klingon script, as opposed to the Roman; and having no capitals or apostrophes). :-)
Unicode has a proper apostrophe letter — ʼ [U+02BC] — that is distinct from the punctuation apostrophes. I wonder if the course has been designed to use that character instead of ' [U+0027, the “straight” punctuation apostrophe] or ’ [U+2019, the “curly” punctuation apostrophe]?
I doubt they would have used this apostrophe as no-one would be able to enter it without installing a custom keyboard layout (it is one of those perfectly good ideas that is of very little practical value in a non-specialist context without widespread device support). I'm not sure how DL processes punctuation, as I've seen it completely ignore it some occasions but insist on it on others.
Perhaps it could be handled in the same way that non-English letters can be entered during exercises with an English keyboard — by providing an on-screen button to enter the apostrophe letter. An on-the-fly substitution to change punctuation apostrophes to apostrophe letters would be ideal, but I don’t know if the Duolingo infrastructure is set up to allow per-course on-the-fly substitutions.
Are you a language expert? how do you know all this U+ everything stuff? It's so complicated, I just don't know how to understand it... <does google search> <starts dedicating his life to figuring this thing out without even talking to an expert (like you)> <dies of confusion>
Remember that September 15th was just the estimated date for thlIngan Hol. So we will have to wait a few more days until it's finally released, or, the course contributors give us a new update saying that it will be released later. I think that the course is going to be released this Sunday, but that's only a feeling I have.