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From: "Mark J. Reed" <[log in to unmask]>

> Yup, except that 'tl' is an illegal consonant cluster in English.
> That's presumably why it was heard as "Klingon" . . .

Using my "reformed/heterodox" Klingon translit, I spell it 'tlingan hol'.
(Everything is case-insensitive and Q /qX/ > k.)

Incidentally, Avar /tK/ and /tK>/ are sometimes transliterated as kl and
kl', and a /tK/ > /kK/ > /k/ shift has already happened in other Northeast
Caucasian languages.