1. Forum
  2. >
  3. Topic: Klingon
  4. >
  5. "Are Klingons crazy? No."

"Are Klingons crazy? No."

Translation:maw''a' tlhIngan? ghobe'.

September 3, 2019

6 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AaronTurne

t "l" h? I thought it was t "I" h.

September 3, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/jdmcowan

The Duolingo font is not great for Klingon, though the Facebook font is even worse. If you look carefully the l (lowercase L) has a small curl at the bottom and the I (uppercase i) does not.

September 3, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AaronTurne

Right, I've struggled with the i and L problem before. But what is the correct spelling? t I hIngan capital i or t l hIngan? lower case L

September 3, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/jdmcowan

The sound is half like an English T and half like an English L and in other languages that have the sound, it is usually transcribed into Roman letters as just tl, but in Klingon h is used to mark other multigraphs (single sounds represented by multiple Roman letters), so Dr. Okrand made it tlh (with a lower case L).

September 3, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AaronTurne

Lower case L.

Thank you. I've struggled with this one for way too long :)

September 3, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Qov-jIH-je

I'm glad you came to the forum to learn. I just cleared your report (thanks for explaining what seemed wrong, and not just "has an error"), and now I don't have to wish I could reach through the screen and explain.

September 3, 2019
Learn Klingon in just 5 minutes a day. For free.