The (Klingon) Empire Strikes Back

Mark E. Shoulson mark at
Tue Nov 15 19:47:42 CST 2016

On 11/15/2016 08:29 PM, Michael Everson wrote:
> Mark,
> No need to be defensive.
> Tengwar and Cirth are in there because *I* put them there *long ago*, and the argument made was the nature of Tolkien’s work and study of it. That remains valid for keeping there, for one day the Tolkien Estate may revise its view on the matter.
> Maybe a version of the Roadmap had Klingon in it. I don’t recall. I’d’ve been the one to have put it there. There are records. It doesn’t matter, though. When lack of use made Klingon made UTC remove it from consideration, it would have been removed.

The defensiveness was not that Tolkienian scholarship was deemed 
"worthy", but more that Klingon's apparently was not.  There was a 
Roadmap with pIqaD on it, and indeed you were the one who put it there.  
Nick Nicholas, in 
credits you with a "delightful move of defiance" for replacing pIqaD 
with Sarati when it was removed.

> The Roadmaps are really of no consequence. They’re useful, but they have no status and are subject to any kind of change before ballotting ends.

Getting pIqaD off the "not-roadmapped" list is more important, both 
symbolically and, as Ken Whistler says, practically.


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