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From: "ghunchu'wI'" [email protected]
Subject: News from Maltz
Date: Mon, 27 Jul 2009 22:40:18 -0400

As qep'a' wa'maH javDIch drew to a close on Sunday morning, Marc
Okrand approached a group of Klingonists eating breakfast to relay
the following information from Maltz.

1) The noun vIlle' means something close to "minion".

2) The noun vIl is hard to define. Maltz had given a description
of something which was immediately recognized as a speed bump by
everyone present, but it was apparently intended not as an actual
definition but as an example of something which is "just there".
There is obviously an etymological relationship with and vIlle',
which is currently the best clue we have to its true meaning.

3) There are names for the individual sounds of spoken Klingon.
These are not really the letters of an alphabet . They
follow a very simple pattern: consonants' names consist of the sound
followed by ay, and vowels' names consist of the sound preceded by
' and followed by t. The glottal stop sound is an exception,
being called qaghwI', though this longish name is often eschewed in
favor of a simple grunt of the sound itself.

a : 'at
b : bay
ch: chay
D : Day
e : 'et
gh: ghay
u : 'ut
v : vay
w : way
y : yay
' : qaghwI' (or) '

-- ghunchu'wI'