The (Klingon) Empire Strikes Back

Mark E. Shoulson mark at
Thu Nov 3 19:51:11 CDT 2016

Yes, it isn't unique to Klingon, I never said it was, and who cares that 
Latin also has it??  We weren't talking about Latin!


On 11/03/2016 08:06 PM, Philippe Verdy wrote:
> 2016-11-04 0:43 GMT+01:00 Mark Shoulson <mark at 
> <mailto:mark at>>:
>     3. For my part, I've invented a pair of ampersands for Klingon
>     (Klingon has two words for "and": one for joining verbs/sentences
>     and one for joining nouns (the former goes between its
>     "conjunctands", the latter after them)), from ligatures of the
>     letters in question.
> That is not new to Klingon, and it exists also in Classical Latin :
> - the coordinator "et" between words, for simple cases; this 
> translates as "and" in English...
> - the "-que" suffix at end of the second word which may be far after 
> the first one (which could be in another prior sentence, or implied by 
> the context and not given explicitly); this translates as the adverb 
> "also" in English... I've seen that suffix abbreviated as a "q" with a 
> tilde above, or a slanted tilde mark attached above, or an horizontal 
> tilde crossing the leg of the q below... Sorry I can't remember the 
> name of these abbreviation marks.

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