Monday May 10, 2004
Holy cow, Qov is gonna be famous! Go to the site for the upcoming documentary Earthlings, move the mouse cursor over "About the Movie", select "Meet the K.L.I.", then click on "click here to view". That's her, third from the left!
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Tracked on May 14, 2004 6:32:10 AM
Fifteen minutes? I'm going to get a week! The producer is flying me to Cannes, France tonight for the International Film Festival. I'll get to have the dizzying fun of going back and forth between Klingon and French, trying not to produce bizarre Klingçais sentences. There are a couple of Klingon verb prefixes similar to French pronouns, and that might trigger accidental code-shifting.
I, for one, think producing bizarre Klingçais (or even Frangon) sentences would be pretty neat.
Me too. I was going to say I hope you blog about it, but then I realized I wouldn't be able to understand it if you did.
But maybe you'll leave a longish comment here...
Nice pic, by the way -- what a great smile!
Well, spoken French has been described as polysynthetic...
(note: third from the left in the _popup_, not in the main screen - Flash doesn't really work here, and I was confused for a while)
Posted by: Tim May at May 10, 2004 6:11:34 PM
Klingçais aplenty. When one language lacks a structure, or puts in in an earlier place in the sentence it is soooo easy just to slip in the structure of another language. French lacks an explicit continuous aspect in the present but both Klingon and English have it, so I ended up slapping Klingon suffixes onto my French verbs to make my meaning "clear." Usually the listeners' baffled expressions tipped me off, if I wasn't speaking to the one other person on the trip who spoke both Klingon and French. As Klingon has a rigid OVS structure, there isn't much opportunity to switch languages in mid-sentence, but I did occasionally use a noun or verb from the wrong language.
It was more of an opportunity to be unpaid labour at a trade show than to rub shoulders with the rich and famous, and the producers seemed more interested in me looking like a Klingon than knowing the language, but I'm still glad I went.
Pictures are gradually appearing on my site.