The Grammarian's Desk

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The Grammarian's Desk
The book The Grammarian's Desk: A Collection of Grammatical Opinion & Wisdom of the Warrior's Tongue is a collection of grammatical opinions, analysises and comments by Rich Yampell, known as Captain Krankor. It is a collection of his articles written in HolQeD. At the time of the publication - which was before Klingon for the Galactic Traveler - there existed many unsolved questions about grammar, which the author tried to solve or analyze. Many of these were later explained or clarified by Marc Okrand.

The book is not to be interpreted as canonical and the grammar is not always correct. It is recommended for advanced speakers of Klingon who understand the difficult topics. Beginners should avoid the book because it may cause more confusion that it would help. Of course the book is a must have for every collector of Klingon language books.

Description

From the back cover:
"GREETINGS FROM THE EMPIRE"
With these words, Captain Krankor introduced himself to Klingon scholars throughout the sector. A warrior of legendary stature, the good Captain has applied his battle-honed instincts and Klingon guile to explaining and illuminating the mysteries and puzzlements of the galaxy's fastest growing language. His column, From the Grammarian's Desk, has been a regular feature in the official journal of the Klingon Language Institute. This volume gathers together the first four years of his arguments and explanations, rendering the language more accessible and allowing both Federation experts and novices greater insight and a better understanding of the Empire.

Contents

The book starts with a preface by KLI director Lawrence M. Schoen. Since the book is a collection of articles, one cannot really speak about "chapters", as each article has its own topic. At the end of the book, there is a story in Klingon that has to be translated for practice purpose.

Adverbials in Sentence Pairs

This article was first published in HolQeD v1 n2, June 1992.

-bogh: Heads or Tails?

This article was [likely] first published in HolQeD v1 n3, September 1992. [citation needed]

'Iv and nuq as Pronouns

This article was [likely] first published in HolQeD v1 n4, December 1992. [citation needed]

On the Murky Concept of 'Indirect Objects'

This article was first published in HolQeD v2 n1, March 1993.

Pushing law'/puS to the Limit

This article was first published in HolQeD v2 n1, June 1993.

'e' neHbe' vavwI'

This article was first published in HolQeD v2 n3, September 1993.

Analysis: Power Klingon (part 1)

This article was first published in HolQeD v2 n4, December 1993.

Analysis: Power Klingon (part 2)

This article was first published in HolQeD v3 n1, March 1994.

'It'

This article was first published in HolQeD v3 n2, June 1994.

Does ghoS Take an Object?

This article was first published in HolQeD v3 n3, September 1994.

Dr. Okrand Responds: -ghach Explained

This article was first published in HolQeD v3 n4, December 1994.

A Clever Trick of Narrow Applicability

This article was [probably] first published in HolQeD v3 n1, March 1995 [citation needed]

Making Your Point!

This article was first published in HolQeD v4 n3, September 1995.

Exam Time

This article was first published in HolQeD v4 n4, December 1995.

Details

Publisher: The Klingon Language Institute
Date: 1996 (some say 1 Jan 1997) [citation needed]
Size: 134 x 210 mm / 5 ¼ x 8 ¼"
Weight: 140 g / 4.9 oz
ISBN 0-9644345-3-9

External links

Category: KLI    Latest edit: 15 Jul 2016, by KlingonTeacher    Created: 04 Jul 2016 by KlingonTeacher
History: r4 < r3 < r2 < r1 - View wiki text



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