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Agatha Christie

Agatha Christie (lived 1890 - 1976) was an English writer mainly known for her detective novels, particularly those revolving around her fictional detectives Hercule Poirot and Miss Marple. (1)

Hercule Poirot Klingon Translation Project

In February 2019, William Martin suggested to start an HPKTP, the Hercule Poirot Klingon Translation Project, after he had found out that no other novel in the world has been translated more often. (2)

In a follow-up message, Will Martin stated that he would start with the translation of Christie's first novel of 1920 "The Mysterious Affair at Styles" .

His suggested title of the work is SetayleSDaq Soj poymar, the spelling for Agatha Christie is 'agha'tlha' QIStIy and Hercule Poirot is 'erqul powagho'.

Of particular interest to Martin is the way that the Klingon title referred to the use of poison IN THE FOOD, while the translators mistakenly interpreted Soj in the title to mean "affair" or "matter", as is one of the more abstract uses of the term, as in tlhIngan Soj 'oH; not bIyaj meaning "It is a Klingon matter; you wouldn't understand." (3)

See also


1 : Agatha Christie on Wikipedia, retrieved February 25, 2019

2 : Message to the list of February 21, 2019

3 : HolQeD 12:3, p. 9

Category: Appearance    Latest edit: 04 Aug 2019, by JeremySilver    Created: 25 Feb 2019 by KlingonTeacher
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