Padraic Brown wrote: [on the subject of ranting about perceived deficiencies of Klingon] > Right. Rant: So bloody what!? Just because they can do a thing doesn't > mean they will do that thing! They're NOT HUMAN!!!!!!! Why do you > expect them to use language in the same way? Just because it's humans > in latex makeup? Given the fact that it's _humans_ that invented the > culture, the language and all the concepts of an alien culture _for > the express purpose of entertaining a broad spectrum audience_; I > think they did a pretty damned good job. Until any one of us can craft > a perfect constructed language - one that will pass for a natural > language; I think we should drop this unneccesary and unwaranted and > certainly unconstructive criticism of another's work. Especially > since the creator of Klingon isn't here on list to discuss, defend or > otherwise plead guilty. I wholeheartedly agree. It's much, much more than to expect from a TV series; it's a very diligently worked out and fascinating conculture; so let's stop ranting and get back to conlanging. Jörg.